Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 297

Price Realized: $ 2,210
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Estimate: $ 1,400 - $ 1,800
Binder with 10 rare photographs of "the big three of China:" Chou en Lai, Mao Zedong, and Zhu De of the Peoples Liberation Army. The pictures show the revolutionaries either singly, with family members or at political events.
Ferrotyped silver press prints, the images measuring 4 1/2x6 1/2 to 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches (11.4x16.5 to 19x24.1 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets slightly larger, each with caption information, labels, hand stamps, and notations, on verso. 1935-50

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A compilation of prints focusing on Mao Zedong and Chou En Lai, political revolutionaries during the important, transitional period after World War II, before the Red Army's victory in 1949. Multiple images show a young Mao, who was designated Chairman in 1949, a position he held until his death in 1976.