Title: "SUPPORT OUR LEADER" designed by artist Cheng
Cheng. Shi Jia Zhuang City, Hebei Province: The Masses Art Publishing House, circa 1949-1950. Words on the flag to the right:
"Develop Production, Promote Economy" ... words on the banner in the middle: "Straight Ahead Under Chairman Mao's Flag" ...
words on the banner to the left: "Learn from Model Worker". In the hands of the shop manager is a document titled in red "Plan
of Production". Measuring 15-1/2 x 20 inches, this sheet elaborately printed in multi-colors has a quantity of minor creases
and very small edge tears (none touching the outer printed border); a paper flaw at the bottom center of the image 1-1/2 x
3/8 inches has been restored and affects only the lower image of the floor. Seldom is there an opportunity to acquire this
quality of early propaganda poster from Red China.
A very rare and unusual use of CCP leadership portraits in a traditional
New Year print illustrating not only MAO TSE-TUNG (or Zedong)but also his top general ZHU DE (or Chu Teh, 1886-1976); Zhu
was commander in chief of all Communist forces, a position he retained after the establishment (Sept., 1949) of the People's
Republic of China in Beijing. In 1954, Zhu left his military position to serve (1954—59) as deputy chairman of the People's
Republic of China. He was chairman of the National People's Congress (1959—67), Communist China's major legislative body,
until denounced during the Cultural Revolution. He was restored to his posts in 1971.
Item No. Ep0000101
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