image of the original vintage 1969 Chinese communist propaganda poster titled Firmly grasp the revolution, vigorously stimulate the growth of production published by Jilin People's Publishing House

Firmly grasp the revolution, vigorously stimulate the growth of production

Regular price £185.00 Sale

Artist: unknown

Year: 1969

Publisher: Jilin People's Publishing House

Size (mm): 532x748

Condition: Very good, some creasing and staining to margins, small tear to margin, small loss to upper margin

Depicting a Mao-badge-sporting industrial worker operating machinery on a production line with a long line of completed vehicles behind him, this poster compares industrial output with the revolutionary activities taking place among the sea of red flags in the background.

Despite the Cultural Revolution being primarily a political movement, its repercussions were felt widely and had great effects on the economy. Political activities of students and workers, disruptions to transport, and shortages of materials caused a drop in output across many sectors, while the placing of power and responsibility into the hands of Revolutionary Committees with little experience of the management of industry had far-reaching influences.