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Item of the Month – March 2016

Tailoring workers at the Changshih People’s Commune in Shaokuan, South China, 1958

Tailoring workers at the Changshih People’s Commune, Shaokuan, South China, 1958This photograph from the papers of prominent British Communist Monty Johnstone shows a group of tailoring workers at the Changshih People’s Commune in Shaokuan in South China.

The photograph from around 1958 comes with a description of life in the commune and is part of a series of papers celebrating the first ten years of the People’s Republic of China.