Chinese Glass Slides. Replica of New Year Posters. CHINESE NEW YEAR POSTER ADVANCE MATERIALS.

Chinese Glass Slides. Replica of New Year Posters.

新化書店. Xinhua Shudian. [circa1955]. Stock ID #155410

Three colour glass slides with text in Chinese, 8 x 10cm, corners and edges sealed with black tape which shows some minor wear. All text on the slides are in Chinese.

Slide 1: Upper section reads "New Year Poster of 1955", bottom part shows the publisher "Xinhua Sudan (Xinhua Bookstore)".

Slide 2: Shows head and shoulders idealised portrait of Mao Zedong's surrounded by children and flowers. Translated the text reads "one of the best specimen pages of the year poster. High quality colour replica of the original picture. This price is the same nation-wide. No extra postage for out of town delivery". The text in the picture itself reads "long live the People's Republic of China. Long live Chairman Mao" and to the left "published by Xinhua Sudan (Xinhua Bookstore)".

Slide 3: Shows a picture of different minority people gathered around reading a newspaper. The text reads "one of the best specimen pages of the year poster. High quality colour replica of the original picture. This price is the same nation-wide. No extra postage for out of town delivery". The text on the image of the poster "celebrating a joyous occasion for the people of China" and to the left "published by Xinhua Sudan (Xinhua Bookstore)".

It appears likely that these slides were used within the Xinhua Bookstore company to show forthcoming publications at meetings of staff. A very interesting small group of early People's Republic of China publishing related materials. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155410).

Price: $350.00 AU

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