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Jin Meisheng - The vegetables are green, the cucumbers plumb, the yield is abundant

Jin Meisheng - The vegetables are green, the cucumbers plumb, the yield is abundant
Designer: Jin Meisheng (金梅生)
1959, February
The vegetables are green, the cucumbers plumb, the yield is abundant
Cailü guafei chanliang duo (菜绿瓜肥产量多)
Publisher: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
Size: 77x53 cm.
Call number: BG E11/992 (IISH collection)

In the years of crop failures and famine following the Great Leap Forward, this poster with its abundant food is reprinted over and over again. A first edition of this poster is already published in 1956. This particular copy is an August 1963 reprint of the 1959 edition. The total number of copies runs to over a million.
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