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: Mercer and Middlesex Auction catalog: April 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 — Мосполиграф, Москва

Mospoligraf was a state-owned printing trust located in Moscow. When the Soviet Union formulated a plan in 1921 to consolidate the nation’s largest and best printing operators into state-owned trusts; Mospoligraf was organized in 1922 to carry out consolidation of the Moscow printing industry. With a staff of over two thousand, Mospoligraf was the second-largest printing trust organized in Moscow outside of the Mospechat’ trust, and it oversaw a myriad of 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. After a reorganization, the trust leased its operators. For example, two printers under Mospoligraf- the 1st Exemplary Print Shop and the 20th Print Shop (Krasnii Proletarii)-- were both leased to Gosizdat publishing. Throughout the history of the USSR, government trusts led the printing industry in terms of ownership, but efforts to consolidate the industry (as a whole) remained disjointed.

Publisher: Publisher illegible —