The Red Army is the Faithful Guard of the Country of Soviets. [In upper right corner] Osoaviakhim - Support of Peaceful Labor and Defense of the USSR.

Poster Number: PP 324
Category: Military
Poster Notes: Osoaviakhim was the Societies of Assistance to Defense and Aviation-chemical Construction. The artillery piece on this poster resembles the Russian 122-mm Howitzer M1910/30.
Media Size: 28.5x21
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: 1930
Technical Information on Poster: Izogiz No. 136; R. 36; Price 25 kopeks
Catalog Notes: PP 324 Military
Artist: Ganf (Iang), Iosif Abramovich — Ганф (Янг), Иосиф Абрамович
Printer: Mospoligraf (Moscow Polygraphic) 15th Lithography Workshop, Moscow (formerly Mashistov) — 15-я Литография «Мосполиграф», Москва (бывш. Машистова)

The Mospoligraf 15th Lithography Workshop was located at 23 Bol'shaia Sadovaia Street in Moscow. Its history begins with Ivan Mikhailovich Mashistov (1851-1914) the founder and managing director of Mashistov Typolithography. His firm printed magazines, historical books, and during the First World War, it printed and published patriotic posters. Under the Soviets, Mashistov Lithography became the 15th Lithographic Workshop and, it was also known as the MGSNKh (Moscow City Council of National Economy) Typo-lithography Workshop. In 1922 the Soviet Union consolidated the nation’s largest and best printing operations into state-owned trusts. The Mospoligraf Trust consolidated the Moscow printing industry and it was the second-largest Moscow printing trust outside of Mospechat’. Both trusts secured a myriad of local printing houses. The 15th Lithography Workshop was managed by Mospoligraf.

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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow-Leningrad —

Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".

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