Designer: Hu Yuelong (胡曰龙)
When the dining hall is well-run, the production spirit will increase
Shitang bande hao shengchan jintou gao (食堂办得好生产劲头高)
Publisher: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe (上海人民美术出版社)
Size: 53x77 cm.
Call number: BG E15/829 (Landsberger collection)
Collective dining halls provide food for the members of the people’s communes. They do not have to cook for themselves anymore - thus saving time that can be spent working the fields. The meals are free, but compulsory. People don’t eat with their families anymore, but with the collective.