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Posters from the former Soviet Union, Cuba and China

Providing a fascinating look at the art of propaganda, literally, is The Chairman Smiles, an online collection of Communist propaganda posters from the former Soviet Union, Cuba, and China. Organized by the International Institute of Social History, the site also offers commentary on the changing styles and ideology behind the works and information on specific artists and poster conservation. The earliest work represented is a striking 1917 early-Bolshevik poster entitled "Women, Adhere to the Cooperation", depicting a woman holding aloft a sheaf of wheat, but the majority are Chinese posters that date from 1949 to a 1997 poster that celebrates the hand-over of Hong Kong. Some of the most vibrant images come from Cuba in the 1960s, whence derives the familiar Che Guevara iconograph.

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