Volunteers of the Naval Fleet, get in line to be a member!

Poster Number: PP 802
Category: Military
Poster Notes: Poster is in Latvian language. On the sailor's cap and booklet is the word DOSFLOT, the acronym for All-Soviet Volunteer Auxiliary Association for the USSR Fleet.
Media Size: 35x25.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1951
Editorial Information: Artistic Editor V. Kovalev. Technical Editor M. Berga.
Technical Information on Poster: Paper format 61 x 86. Volume 1 sheet of paper. 0.95 conditional sheets of paper. Publication Order No. 4271-Mk 226 Typography 755. Price 1 ruble 50 kopeks.
Glavlit Directory Number: JT 00655
Catalog Notes: PP 802 Military b
Artist: Predel, Ulrich (Prēdelis, Uldis) — Предель, Улдис
Printer: LRTPP Typography, Riga —
Publisher: Latgosizdat (Latvian State Publishing House) — Латгосиздат

Until World War II, Latvia had thriving industries for publishing and printing. Between the Soviet annexation of Latvia in 1940 and the German occupation in 1941, the nation's position as a European publishing hub greatly changed. Latgosizdat was formed out of Lativa's largest publisher, Liesma (Flame). Around 1940, Liesma publishing was nationalized during the period of Soviet annexation and it became VAPP (Department of State Book Publishers and Polygraphic Enterprises)-- a state-run entity. From 1946-1964, VAPP was named Latgosizdat and in 1965, it was re-named Liesma. Serving as a branch of the state publisher, Liesma specialized in original literature, foreign authors, monographs, fine art and posters.