CULTURAL REVOLUTION. Colour-printed poster showing Chairman Mao seated on a train, optimistically smoking his favourite cigarette brand. c. 1970.
Image size 57 by 47 cm; printed on thin paper; otherwise very good.
The chairman is clearly enjoying his favourite brand of cigarettes, Zhongnanhai, specially produced for him since the late 1960s and named after the Party's government building in Beijing. Official photos frequently show Mao being cermonially handed a cigarette, whilst devout young women scramble for lighting it. - A striking and powerful image from the period when China was about to become the world's largest smoking nation.
We currently stock a range of other Chinese propaganda poster of that period.