This 1976 poster references the touring opera troupes that provided performances of revolutionary model operas in the countryside. One of the cast is carrying the red lantern from the opera of that name.


Caption:

扁担剧团

Opera troupe carrying pole, Zhou Qing Yuan, 1976

ANHUI

Six Panel set


Appearing as a story strip, the six-panel posters below each provide guidance for dealing with different types of road users. Published in Anhui, they were drawn in Ningxia by unnamed artists.

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CITY PROVINCE

CHONGQING

我爱社会主义事业

I love socialism, Li Shan, 1986

PROVINCE

DONGBEI

增产节约加建四化

Produce more and save more: speed up the Four Modernisations,

Zhou Zhao Kan, 1989

PROVINCE

FUJIAN

送书上山

Send books up the hill,

Zhao Qin Yun & Wang Wei Bao, 1965

PROVINCE

GANSU

哥哥戴上了红领巾

Big brother wears the red scarf, On bag: Work hard at school! Make daily progress [Mao quotation], Hebei reprinted in Gansu, 1974

关怀

Caring Concern, On case: Beijing Medical Corps, Dong Zhao Hui (Lanzhou Peoples Theatre), 1975

重洋无阻隔银针传友谊

If you want to go overseas nothing will stop you: the silver needle transmits friendship,

Chen Li Ren & Zuo Yi, 1971


Below: 地震工作要预防为主大打人民战争

Give priority to earthquake prevention, fight hard in the Peoples War;

Newspaper: Thoroughly criticise everyone who does not increase their knowledge of earthquake damage prevention, undated

GUANGDONG

认真学习毛主席的哲学著作Learning Chairman Mao's masterpiece more intently, Guangzhou Revolutionary Committee Propaganda Office, 1971


贺年

Extend New Year's greetings,

Wu Bing De, Yang Yun, Liang Zhao Tang, 1974

校园新画

New pictures in the school yard,

Zhen Lin Hua, 1976


工农携手向前进

Worker and peasant join hands and advance,

Guangzhou Art Studio, 1977


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安全用电 家庭幸福

Family is happy, take care when using electricity; undated; printed on plastic

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GUANGXI

家喻户晓

Known to all

[blackboard with Mao Quotations],

Liang Qi De, 1975


CITY

HANGZHOU

要准备打仗

Ready for battle,

Wu Zhen Xiang, Wang Hong Ju, Liu Gan Wen, 1974

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PROVINCE

HAERBIN

长大保卫祖国

Growing up to protect the Motherland,

Zhang Wan Chen, 1985

PROVINCE

HENAN

人人动手消灭四害

Everyone get to work and eradicate the Four Pests (mosquito, rat, bedbug, fly)

undated

采药

Picking medicinal herbs,

Liu Ji Hou, 1973,

Reprinted from Liaoning

Two posters referencing the close relationship between the army (current and retired) and children who represent the future of the nation


Below: 叔叔野营到俺村

Uncle comes to camp at our village,

Liu Jian You, 1974


Left: 谁又替我把雪扫

Who's sweeping the snow for me again,

Liu Xiao Li, 1974

好收成

Good Harvest, Wang Qing Yu, 1975

高标准严要求一丝不苟精心设计精心施工让毛主席满意Meticulously design and meticulously engage in construction; allow Chairman Mao to be satisfied;

In Red: High standard, be rigorous;

In yellow: Be meticulous;

1970

HUBEI

为扭转北煤南运而斗争


Struggle to change the situation of the coal being in the north and the shortage being in the south,

Yi Fa Sheng & Wu Chen Lei,

1972

动员起来讲究卫生减少疾病提高健康水平

Mobilise the People to pay attention to hygiene to prevent disease and enhance health,

The Yangtze River Delta Shipping Management Health & Epidemic Prevention Station, undated

Above: 量不完的新田

New fields, too many to measure, Liao Lian Gui, 1974


Below & Right: 新课堂

New Classroom, Feng Ping, 1974

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HUNAN

向解放军学习把四好运动提高到新水平

Learn from the army: develop the Four Goods Movement to a new level;

Banners (L): The Four Goods are good, put Chairman Mao's quotations into effect; (in hand): Four Goods Plan;

1970




洞庭女民兵

Women's militia at Dong Ting Lake, Zhen Xiao Juan, 1978

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学习雷锋好榜样

Learn from Comrade Lei Feng, Li Mu Bai, 1979

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志在农村

Aspirations in the countryside,

Lin Yun Wu, 1973

万紫千红

A riot of colour,

Zhao Yu Hua, 1975

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JILIN

林海哨兵

Guard of the forest,

Wang Shan Sheng, 1975

大地回春

Spring returns to the earth,

Li Feng Jun, 1987

发扬艰苦朴素的革命传统勤俭节约积极储蓄

Foster the revolutionary tradition of hard work and plain living: be diligent, be thrifty and be active in saving,

China Peoples Bank, undated

PROVINCE

NINGXIA

喜迎新社员

Happy to welcome the new committees of the National Peoples Congress, Wang Xi Song, 1975



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PROVINCE

SHAANXI

Diptych:

(左)练杀敌本领(右)走大寨之路

(Left) Practice hard to master combat skills;

(Right) Walking the path of Dazhai County,

Peng Lv, 1965





在毛主席身边成长

Growing up beside Chairman Mao, 1972






below:

新家

New home, Gu Yuan, Fen Zhao Min, Xue Shan, 1974



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雷锋精神代代传

Pass the spirit of Lei Feng from generation to generation, Ma Qing Tao, 1978

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延安新春

Yan'an New Year, 1973

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SHENYANG

合作医疗就是好

Co-operative health care is good, undated



积极回收废塑料支援共农业生产新高潮

Support industry and agricultural production, recycle plastic, Shenyang Waste and Old Materials Company, undated

青松岭

Qing Song Ling (Pine Tree Forest): An everyday tale of a production team in a remote mountain area in the north of China, led by Zhang Wan Shan, an old peasant farmer. Two classes, the landlord and the peasants, meet in conflict and Zhang, armed with the whip once wielded by the landlord, leads the peasants to victory

人勤春早

Hard working people make the spring come earlier,

Gao Zhong Yan, 1973

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我画叔叔栽秧忙

I draw the uncles who busily planted the rice, Sun Jian Dong, 1975

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YUNNAN

第一炉钢

The first furnace steel; On the wall: Make a bigger victory,

Sha Lin, 1973

学理论明航向

Study theory, know the right course,

Newspaper: Marx, Engels, Lenin,

Zhu Wei Ming, 1976

民兵工作三落实先进单位和五好民兵条件

The Three Main Rules of Discipline and 8 Points for Attention, undated

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