Sunday, April 22, 2012
Maggie's Trip to the Antique Market
So months ago I found out that around 朝天宫 a palace in Nanjing, there is an outdoor antique market every weekend. So this weekend I decided to try and find it and see if it was a real antique market or a tourist trap.
I was so psyched when I found 大汉字 posters, posters from the Cultural Revolution, outside the market. What's more, they gave me 3 of these for 10 dollars. I have one that's a traditional Socialism-is-good poster, and then two others that are old comic-style posters, depicting propaganda for the Communist party. Unfortunately the guy did an excellent job wrapping them up for travel, and I can't post pictures for fear of ripping them/not being able to wrap them again. But I did take pictures of the other things I found!
This is a piece of old commie propaganda, depicting Chairman Mao with a headliner of Wishing Chairman Mao a Long Life Without Limits. And on the back there's a stamp saying it was produced in 1969. Who's super psyched? I'm super psyched.