Designer: Ha Qiongwen (哈琼文)
Long live Chairman Mao
Mao zhuxi wansui (毛主席万岁)
Publisher: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
Size: 76.5x53 cm.
Call number: BG E12/605 (IISH collection)
Daughter and mother during a 1 October Parade on Tian'anmen Square in Beijing (indicated by the 'huabiao' column top left), smiling towards the Chairman. A famous poster that will cause great problems for the designer during the Cultural Revolution: why did he not depict Mao? And why give prominence to such an elegant, bourgeois woman, instead of showing an ordinary worker?
NB: this poster was first published in November 1959; this is the thirteenth impression (print run 1.683.501 - 1.933.500).