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Great Leap Forward (1956-1960)

The people's commune is good, happiness will last for ten thousand years
Designer unknown (佚名)
ca. 1960
The people's commune is good, happiness will last for ten thousand years
Renmin gongshe hao xingfu wannian chang (人民公社好幸福万年长)
Size: 75x54 cm.
Call number: BG E16/40 (IISH collection)

Small farms are merged into people's communes, where private property ceases to exist and where all facilities are communal.
The photograph of the musicians was published in China Reconstructs, October 1959 p.12, with the caption "Celebration of the 1958 bumper harvest at a people's commune in Anhwei [Anhui] province". The photographer is Tung Chang [Dong Zhang?].

Celebration of the 1958 bumper harvest at a people's commune in Anhwei [Anhui] province
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