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Mao's Commander Office

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In celebration for the People’s Republic of China’s 19’s Anniversary, this poster was developed by Hen Bei province Revolution Committee on October 1, 1968. This poster features Mao and Lin Biao, Kang Sheng, Chen Bo Da, Jing Qing, and Zhou En Lai, surrounded by Red Guards. The above people were considered Great Proletarian Commander Office by Mao and were the brain power for the start of Cultural Revolution. Each person played an integral part during the Cultural Revolution and many were later considered traitors by Mao and others were sentences to prison after the end of the Cultural Revolution. The only survivors that went through Cultural Revolution not blamed by the people of China in this poster were Mao himself and the beloved first prime minister Zhou En Lai. Just below this poster, it was Mao’s theory, which says the following, “Revolution Red Guard and Revolution Students must realize the Revolution unity, as long as both parties are people’s organization for the purpose of revolution, then both parties must realize the unity under the principle of Revolution. This poster depicted the origin of Cultural Revolution by suggesting that Mao and his Cultural Revolution commander office relied on the red guards and the students to kick off the Cultural Revolution. The students and the red guards’ power succeeded any army Mao could put together, and created the infamous 10 years of chaos in Chinese history. What makes this poster extremely rare is the fact the figures portrayed in this poster, many were deemed traitors of the country and posters or pictures featuring them next to Mao were turned in to the government after their falls. The survival of this poster was in itself a miracle. Size: 29.5" by 20.50"