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Today’s Poster : ‘We Protect the Air Borders!’ James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer. From Soviet Visuals on Twitter here.

Hurricane in the hand

Today’s Poster. Written in Russian, in English it is entitled “From the British people Towards Victory! We are with you”, and is one of a set of posters that highlighted the collaboration by Britain and the USSR after the Russian federation had been attacked by Nazi Germany, starting what the Soviet Republics knew as the…

White Star – Red Stars

Today’s Poster is another on the Soviet aviation’s soaring air forces tmeme, as seen earlier here. Entitled ‘Glory to the Soviet Aviators!’ by a B. Reshetnikov, it’s a remarkable array of then current (1973) Soviet aircraft, stretching back to even before the revolution of 1917, with the lowest left aircraft being one of the pre-Great…

Forward Pilot

A pilot sculptural bust, near life-size today. Listed by the vendors as a ‘Rare large bronze sculpture of a pilot. Marble base. Excellent condition. Signed in the bronze and engraved “bronze”. Circa 1930. 35cm 30cm 18.5cm. Created by Russian sculptor Ghanu H. Gantcheff. Gantcheff was schooled in Paris and worked in the early 20th century…

Tell on Paratroopers

Today we have an unusual poster in that it is exhorting children specifically to be alert for enemy action. The translation from the Russian has been given either as ‘Children, protect the Motherland! Spy on your enemies and report to your elders!’ or ‘Watch out for enemies, report them to adults.’ Either way, such an…

Soviet Airwomen’s Training

A Soviet poster at the end of Women’s History Month today. A slightly rough translation of this 1931 poster’s strapline would be “Proletarian women! Master aviation equipment, go to school and technical colleges for advancing civil aviation!” The Communist revolution needed to enable such skills and enhance the capability of the population, but here, as…

Heroines

Today is International Women’s Day, and so we are going to use photographer and pilot Anne Noggle’s work for a pair or amazing stories. And a women pilots’ quilt. (There will be more during Women’s History Month through March.) Photographer and fellow wartime pilot Anne Noggle’s portrait of Anna Timofeyeva-Yegorova. Notice the ‘broach’. There’s quite…

Stop Worrying

Today’s Poster. In memory of artist and satirist Tomi Ungerer, who died yesterday, the 9 February 2019. The film ‘Dr Strangelove’ is way too complex to tackle here, but here is the poster, by Ungerer. Although it’s not his strongest work in my opinion, and highlights some of the less critical elements that made the…