Price: 250.00 euro
Partially handpainted poster from Vietnam. Made in the early 60’s. Ho Chi Minh looking over soldiers and a farmer collecting weed. The text on the posters reads:”A Well Fed Army Is A Strong Army” and at the bottom:”Eat Your Fill, Win Battles”.
The Ho Chi Minh figure is a lithograph and the rest is handpainted on top. They probably kept a masterprint and worked from there. Normally they would hang these kind of posters outside and not inside buildings and glue them on a billboard with no way to get it off again. Probably the artist who painted this poster kept a copy for himself making this a rare poster or it could be a sample piece. At some time the poster recieved some restaurations.
Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) was a Vietnamese revolutionary and politician. He served as Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1945 to 1955 and then its President from 1945 to 1969. Ideologically a Marxist-Leninist, he served as Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Vietnam. He founded the Democratic Republiek Of Vietnam in 1945.
Any description of Ho Chi Minh’s life before he came to power in Vietnam is open for discussion. He is known to have used at least 50 and perhaps as many as 200 pseudonyms. Both his place and date of birth are subjects of academic debate since neither is known with certainty. At least four existing official biographies vary on names, dates, places and other hard facts while unofficial biographies vary even more widely.
He has got an iconic status for first beating the French in 1954 and for beating the United States and South Vietnam in the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam war costs was between 600.000-1.6 million deaths on the North Vietnam side while South Vietnam suffered between 700.000 and 1 million deaths including almost 60,000 American lives.
With the outcome of the Vietnam War still in question, Ho Chi Minh died of heart failure at his home in Hanoi 1969; he was 79 years old. As almost all comunist country’s do, his embalmed body is currently on display in a mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi.
After the Vietnam War Saigon was renamed in Ho Chi Minh city in 1976.