Buying tickets for the First All-Union Aviation Lottery, you strengthen the construction of aviation and chemical industry of the USSR.

Poster Number: PP 869
Category: Industry
Poster Notes: Cities pictured, in order: Moscow, Berlin, Paris, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Tokyo, Vladivostok. The grand prize of the lottery was a world tour with stops in those U.S. cities. The lottery was announced in 1926 by AVIAKhIM (Society of Friends of Aviation and Chemical Warfare Preparedness) and it took place in mid-1927. It is likely this poster predates the merger of AVIAKhIM and OSO (Society for Strengthening the Defense of USSR) that happened in January 1927.
Media Size: Please inquire
Poster Type: Lithograph
Publishing Date: c. 1926
Glavlit Directory Number: 73823
Sources & Citation: Russian Posters: Propaganda, Space Conquest, Mercer and Middlesex Auctions LLC, 2013.
Catalog Notes: PP 869 Industry b
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.

Printer: Mospoligraf (Moscow Polygraphic), Moscow —

Mospoligraf was a state-owned printing trust located in Moscow. In 1921, the Soviet Union formulated a plan to consolidate the nation’s largest and best printing operations into state-owned trusts and in 1922, Mospoligraf was organized to consolidate the Moscow printing industry. Mospoligraf was the second printing trust organized in Moscow outside of the Mospechat’ trust and it secured a myriad of printing houses under local printing sections such as the 2nd Chromolithography Workshop, the 5th Lithography Workshop, the 7th Typography Workshop and the 26th Lithography Workshop, to name a few. Mospoligraf incorporated over two thousand workers. When it was reorganized, it went on to lease to other operators. For example, two printers in the Mospoligraf trust-- the 1st Exemplary Print Shop and the 20th Print Shop (Krasnii Proletarii)-- were both leased to Gosizdat publishers. While government trusts led the printing industry in terms of ownership, efforts to consolidate the printing industry remained disjointed throughout the history of the USSR.

Publisher: Publisher illegible —