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.

Read More...
Printer: Illegible Printer Name —
Publisher: Gosizdat (State Publishing House) — Госиздат (Государственное издательство)

Gosizdat was established in Moscow in May 1919 via the merger of the publishing houses of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, the Moscow Soviet, the Petrograd (St. Petersburg) Soviet, the Moscow Communist, the People's Commissariat of the RSFSR, and others. It was the first large-scale, state-controlled publisher formed for the purpose of joining the nation's printing and publishing entities under a single institution. While Gosizdat existed somewhat independent of the government, by 1930 it served as the base of the state publishing conglomerate OGIZ (Association of State Publishing Houses), an entity that united Soviet publishing houses under total state control.

Read More...