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Hotel Art Collection – 2nd Floor

The Art Story

The 2nd floor: Propaganda posters

Along with pole-mounted loudspeakers blaring news and government messages, the propaganda posters hung throughout cities and villages are some of the most recognizable images for people who lived in Vietnam pre-1975.

Aimed at informing and inspiring the masses, their messages included rallying support for agriculture and industry efforts, reinforcing traditional community and family values and celebrating military victories.

Similar to stamps, entire departments produced numerous posters for authorities to select from. Those not selected for mass productions – a process which destroyed them – were saved and are now available for viewing at Mia Saigon. Unlike the versions sold at stores as souvenirs throughout the country today, these are hand-painted originals that never made it to production, which makes them exceedingly valuable.

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