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Great Leap Forward (1956-1960)

Zhao Wenfa - The commune's canteen is powerful ...
Designer: Zhao Wenfa (赵文发)
1959, June
The commune's canteen is powerful, the dishes are deliciously made. You eat like you wish, production ambitions are rising
Gongshe shitang qiang fancai zuode xiang chizhao xin ruyi shengchan zhiqi yang (公社食堂强饭菜做得香吃着心如意生产志气扬)
Publisher: Hebei renmin meishu chubanshe (河北人民美术出版社)
Size: 77x54 cm.
Call number: BG E16/204 (IISH collection)

Meals in the canteens of the people's communes are free, but compulsory. People don't eat with their families anymore, but with the collective.
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