The Great Leader Mao ZeDong
English Translation: "The Great Leader Mao ZeDong"
This poster shows a middle-aged Chairman Mao dressed in his usual attire, known variously as a Zhongshan suit, Chinese tunic suit, or later as a Mao suit due to his devotion to it. A long time member of the Chinese Communist Party, he led the famous Long March and was China's absolute ruler from 1949 until his death in 1976.
The image is unadorned and is of the type that would be hung for veneration in homes and workplaces throughout the country, just as a later version of this image famously hangs in Tiananmen Square to this day.
42cm x 30cm (16.5in x 12in)