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Powerful 1940s Propaganda Poster: "Heartless American Ghosts that invaded China".

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    A little out of my line, but found the power of this 28" x 20" propaganda poster waaay too compelling to resist. With the help of Facebook, a kind lady translated it for me: "...on the far island: Hawaii; on paw: invading Chinese; bat: military power; header: heartless American ghosts(bastards) that invaded China".

    The poster was found by the seller folded up in an old travel trunk in an Old Town area of Washington DC estate. One can imagine it was brought back by a government official about 70 years ago - who was drawn to the over the top graphics as I was. Naked women in chains! Burning cities, giant American ape with skulls for a belt... I will get this linen backed before framing. In my mind this was too important a find to let slip by.

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    1. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      That's an awesome piece of history. Top rate!!
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Read up on how the U.S. armed & supplied Chiang Kai-shek, killed millions of his own people.
    3. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      lucas you dont mean this
      On April 12, 1927, Chiang carried out a purge of thousands of suspected Communists and dissidents in Shanghai, and began large-scale massacres across the country collectively known as the "White Terror". During April, more than 12,000 people were killed in Shanghai. The killings drove most Communists from urban cities and into the rural countryside, where the KMT was less powerful. In the year after April 1927, over 300,000 people died across China in anti-Communist suppression campaigns, executed by the KMT. One of the most famous quotes from Chiang (during that time) was that he would rather mistakenly kill 1,000 innocent people rather than allow one Communist to escape.Some estimates claim the White Terror in China took millions of lives, most of them in the rural areas. No concrete number can be verified. Chiang allowed Soviet agent and advisor Mikhail Borodin and Soviet general Vasily Blücher (Galens) "escape" to safety after the purg
    4. flashlarue flashlarue, 3 years ago
      Too awesome for words
    5. buckethead, 3 years ago
      A powerful political poster.....the graphics certainly evoke emotion and discussion...
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Roy, I learned on CW, not to cite truths, but to open up the idea of research on their own. Too many brainwashed people parrot propaganda. It's good to see that people like you aren't afraid to talk about the truth.
    7. HippieArchaeologist HippieArchaeologist, 3 years ago
      blunderbuss2 - what exactly from my description was "brainwashed"? hmmmmm...
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Hippie, I refer to people who join into conversations & pipe their propaganda based crap as truth. I think you know that.
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      amazing piece! really love it!

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