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Official from Heaven

For good luck. Messenger of gods holding scroll saying 'The official of heaven bestows good fortune' (天官赐福).Scrolls like these were brought out at the beginning of Peking Opera (京剧) performances. Woodblock print. Recent copy of old block...

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Kathe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz was a German painter, printmaker, and sculptor whose work exposed the human suffering, resulting from poverty and war. Her Expressionistic style was a big influence on the Revolutionary Woodcut Movement founded by Lu Xun.

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Musician on boat

Traditional-style image of musician sitting on boat with instruments visible behind him. Another man controlling the boat. Foreground and background - scenes of trees, the river and mountains.

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Shaoshan

peasants and soldiers at Mao's birthplace in hunan province. A group of foreigners/minorities are having their photo taken in front of the main building. A lake in the foreground.

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Choosing a team leader

Illustration of grass-roots democracy in the countryside. Crowd of peasants listen as votes for team leader are tallied. A barefoot doctor sits towards the front. Likely a Huxian peasant painting.Serial number: 86-662

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