Mao Badge 3
Chairman Mao Badges were mass produced in China during the period of Mao Zedong's leadership of the Communist Party in a variety of materials, including plastic, metal, bamboo and porcelain. By the time of the Cultural Revolution, they were worn by virtually everyone in society at the time, from the elite of the Communist Party on down to small children - except for those branded class enemies, who were forbidden to. Typically, the badges feature an image of Chairman Mao in profile with revolutionary iconography and slogans in the background. In this badge, a smiling Chairman Mao can be seen in front of several famous buildings of the Communist era. The badge commemorates the 9th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 1969.