Workers visit West Lake

Gongren you Xihu
工人游西湖
Workers visit West Lake
Early 1950s
Shanghai Caihua di’yi lianying she (彩画第一联营社)
52.5x76 cm.
PC-195a-009

Workers wearing red ribbons on an organised group tour visit West Lake, Hangzhou. The  tour guide flag held by the woman in the middle indicates they are staying at the West Lake Workers Retreat (西湖工人休养所), an institution managed by the trade union movement where selected workers could stay.
On the straw hat held by the sitting worker is the slogan Oppose America, Support Korea (抗美 - 援朝).

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