Check your tickets of the 11th OSOAVIAKHIM lottery and get your winnings! [Partial translation]

Poster Number: PP 1164
Category: Military
Poster Notes: 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.
Media Size: 39.5x27.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c.1938
Technical Information on Poster: Order No. 1662
Glavlit Directory Number: V7-2759-26. Mosoblgorlit, Moscow Regional and City Department of Literature and Publishing
Catalog Notes: PP 1164 Military 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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Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow —

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

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Publisher: 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 1926-1927. 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 entities were reconstituted in August 1951 into The Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Navy (DOSAAF).

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