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The bayonet, the plow, and the sledgehammer will defeat the tsars and hunger.

Poster Number: PP 971
Category: Civil War
Poster Notes: [Upper right corner]: Workers of the world, unite!
Media Size: 32x17.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1920
Technical Information on Poster: Political Education Department of the [Office?] Military District, Arkhangelsk; Publication of Gosizdat Arkhangelsk Province Branch.
Sources & Citation: Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921 by B.S. Butnik-Siverskii (1960), page 462, poster 3061
Catalog Notes: PP 971 Civil War c
Artist: Artist Unknown — неизвестный художник
The artist's name on the poster is not indicated. By assigning Artist Unknown to a poster it also could mean the artist used a chop mark whereby no signature is seen thus rendering the artist's identity anonymous.
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Publisher: Gosizdat (State Publishing House) — Госиздат (Государственное издательство)
Gosizdat was established in Moscow in May 1919 via the merger of the publishing departments of VTsIK (All-Russian Central Executive Committee), the Moscow Soviet, the Petrograd (St. Petersburg) Soviet, the People's Commissariat of the RSFSR, and others. Gosizdat was the first large-scale, state-controlled publisher formed with the purpose of joining the nation's printing and publishing entities under a single institution. While it existed somewhat independent of the government, by 1930 Gosizdat served as the base for the ...
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