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Post Cultural Revolution Poster - mistakes in headlines

Post Cultural Revolution Poster - mistakes in headlines

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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Memorabilia: Political: Posters: Pre 1980: Item # 430765

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This poster, which was printed post 1976 and Mao's death made a detrimental mistake, it had mismatched the headlines with the content of the poster. It seems that the date and the headline had come from another poster from 1967. Titled "Celebration of the National Congress and People's Representative Meeting," and alleged published in 1967 by Shanghai Fine Art publishing house, this poster as is poses a problem. The 9th Congress meeting was conducted in the 60s, which matches the print date and the slogan, yet, this poster had the small slogan imprinted on the picture itself that indicated that Mao had already passed away and that the party was now led by Hua Guo Feng, Mao's designated successor, which would be an indication that poster was actually printed in late 1970s, after Mao's death. One explanation could be that same image was used in the 60s and then in 70s it was recycled, with the small imprints indicating the passing of Mao and the successor of Hua following Mao’s directions inside the image, but somehow the old headline that came with the 1960s poster got passed along as well unintentionally. Regardless it is curious to us as to whether it was ever distributed and if so how many were distributed? Anyone with any common history sense would immediate note the problem therein. Nonetheless the image of the poster was quite interesting and we are listing the poster here as an intriguing example of a misprint. 30" x 20".