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“The Happy Life Chairman Mao gave us, 1954”

This propaganda poster displays the perfect Chinese family under Chairman Mao’s control. The mother is serving dinner to the family who are pictured as happy and loving. This poster reminds me of similar American propaganda posters used during World War II.  The American propaganda posters also displayed American families as a happy and united group.  This Chinese poster also shows to the audience that families should believe in Mao and should display his picture in the family home.  The father actually is pointing to the Mao painting on the wall. The picture even uses the chubby baby theme that was displayed in other propaganda pictures.

~ by ascutari on .

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