September 9, 1976

An Andy Warhol rendering (1976)

Mao Tse-Tung, the cheeky 'generalissimo' of China's Communist Party, died on this day in 1976.

Here are seven images:


The young Mao and Maoist; sometime in the 1920s


Declaring the establishment of a People's Republic in China (October 1, 1949)


With his son, Mao Anying; shortly before the latter's death in Korea in 1950


Heard you missed me; sometime in the 1960s


Meeting Richard Nixon (1972)


At rest at last (1976)


"I am alone with the people. Waiting." (1972)

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