Chinese Propaganda Posters From The Cultural Revolution Ages, 1960s-1970s

“Speed Up Agriculture Using Modern Machinery.” 1971.
Chinese Propaganda Posters From The Cultural Revolution Ages, 1960s-1970s
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In 1966 Mao Zedong, the Communist leader of China, started a political campaign that became known as the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Mao called on China’s youth to help him purge capitalist influences and bourgeois thinking in government, teaching, the media and arts, and to reinvigorate the revolutionary spirit. Continue reading »

20 Soviet Health Propaganda Posters

20 Soviet Health Propaganda Posters

The USSR really cared about its citizens – well at least about their health – because if they were not strong and healthy, they wouldn’t be productive members of the proletariat! Continue reading »

How Soviet Propaganda ‘Taught’ People To Raise Children

How Soviet Propaganda ‘Taught’ People To Raise Children

Soviet children were taught to never lie, always help their parents and study hard, in order to then be able to effectively work for the future of the working class and socialist paradise. Continue reading »

“We Were Born To Make The Fairy Tale Come True!”: 51 Sensational Soviet Space Posters

In the 1950s and 1960s the Soviet Union assured the great unwashed that ploughing fortunes into the space race was good for them.

"We Were Born To Make The Fairy Tale Come True!": 51 Sensational Soviet Space Posters
“Glory to the workers of Soviet science and technology!”

Artists from the Soviet Union looked to the skies and foresaw a Utopia in space. The Communists would bring peace and prosperity not only to the people of Earth but also to the technology-enabled, God-free Great Beyond. The artists created Soviet Space posters, vivid, energising and inspiring visions of the rosy-fingered dawn to tomorrow. They’re terrific. Continue reading »

Propaganda Pictures Of The Vietnam War From The Enemy Side

1972 – Nam Can forest
Propaganda Pictures Of The Vietnam War From The Enemy Side

Western memories of the Vietnam War are shaped by photographers working with the American and South Vietnamese forces. These images from the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are less common. These pictures were taken by amateurs and photojournalists working with the Vietnam News Agency, the National Liberation Front and the North Vietnamese Army. They are sensational. Continue reading »

These Ridiculous Propaganda Postcards Warn Men About The Dangers Of Women’s Rights From The Early 20th Century

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These incredible vintage postcards are from 1900 to 1914, from the propaganda used against the women’s suffrage and the suffragettes, where change is presented as a direct attack against the values of the family and the place of man in society, sending husbands back at home to look after the children. Continue reading »

Syphilis and Gonorrhea: Social Propaganda Posters

Syphilis and Gonorrhea: Social Propaganda Posters

A set of propaganda posters from the Social Welfare History Archives of the University of Minnesota. Continue reading »