Osoaviakhim – the backbone of peaceful work and defense of the USSR. Check your tickets for the 11th Lottery of Osoaviakhim [Partial translation]

Número de Cartel: PP 1164
Información sobre el cartel: Osoaviakhim was the "Union of Societies of Assistance to Defense and Aviation-Chemical Construction of the USSR". It was a military sub-organization with its own airfields, clubs, parachute towers and firing ranges.
Tamaño: 39.5x27.5
Tipo de cartel: Lithograph
Fecha de publicación: c.1938
Información técnica: Order No. 1662
Número de Glavlit: V7-2759-26. Mosoblgorlit, Moscow Regional and City Department of Literature and Publishing
Información en el catálogo: PP 1164 Military c
Artista: 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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Imprenta: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow — Типография Гудок, Москва

Gudok is the Russian word for whistle and this was also the name given to the railway industry newspaper in the Soviet Union. The printer was located in Moscow at 7 Stankevich Street.

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Editorial: Osoaviakhim (Societies of assistance to defense and aviation-chemical construction) — Осоавиахим (Союз обществ содействия обороне и авиационно-химическому строительству СССР)

Societies of Assistance to the Defense and Aviation-Chemical Construction of the USSR (Osoaviakhim) was established in 1925-1926 via the merger of Dobrokhim, the Voluntary Society of Friends of Chemical Defense and Chemical Industry and of ODAF, the Society of Friends of the Air Force. In 1948, Osoaviakhim was re-structured into three societies: the Voluntary Society of Assistance to the Army (DOSARM), the Voluntary Society of Assistance to the Air Force (DOSAV) and the Voluntary Society of Assistance to the Navy (DOSFLOT). The three were reconstituted in August 1951 into the Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy (DOSAAF).

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