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PIC 00149

Cultural Revolution Poster

This is an amazing poster from the Cultural Revolution depicting a model worker in the new China, actually driving a tractor rather than using oxen to plow his field and holding aloft a copy of Chairman Mao's quotations. The other main images in the background are factories also of the new China.

The text urges all to, "Provide Great Support to Agriculture".

This poster was sold at auction in London recently for an astonishing GBP 1100 (US$2090), the results of which can be viewed HERE, lot 294.

The poster has a small crease but is otherwise in good condition and the colors have remained bold. It measures 76cm (30 inches) x 53cm (21 inches). It was printed by the Revolutionary Committee Culture Department in Shenyang, Liaoning Province.

Price: US $850

Item location: Delaware, USA

Postage & Insurance to US lower 48: $10