北京.[Beijing].上海.[Shanghai]. 工人出版社.[Beijing gong ren chu ban she].上海勞動出版社.[Shanghai lao dong chu ban she]. 1949. Stock ID #160581
Large colour head and shoulders portrait of Chairman Mao, 78 x 54cm. Small closed tear left margin otherwise very good. Often regarded as the first official portrait poster of Chairman Mao. Stamped on the reverse "Free copy given by the Editing and Publishing Unit, All-China Federation of Trade Unions"[中華全國總工會編輯出版室贈閱].
Another official portrait poster of Mao was also issued in 1949 which showed Mao wearing a cap. We have not been able to find out which was issued first or in fact if they were issued at the same time but both are now very scarce. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 160581).