28: IVANOV, S. Railwayman, Guard the Red Railways, 1920
Zheleznodorozhnik, stoi na strazhe krasnogo puti [Railwayman, Guard the Red Railways], a poster attributed to Sergei Ivanov (1885-1942). Published by GIZ, Peterburg, 1920. 99.5 x 66.5 cm.
The poster is signed ”S.I.” in plate, and is stylistically close to other posters firmly attributed to the artist. Its topic is a fairly common one for the period. In the words of Leon Trotsky, ”The train was … inseparably bound up with the life of the Red Army. The train linked the front with the base, solved urgent problems on the spot, educated, appealed, supplied, rewarded, and punished …”
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