Tiananmen was the most reproduced non-human image during the Cultural Revolution, and usually just the gateway was depicted. Sometimes one or both Huabiao pillars were included; and sometimes one or more of the ornate lampposts. Although there is no apparent logic to these alternative images, it is noteworthy that a Huabiao pillar could be used as synecdoche to represent Tiananmen as in the example at left.
h. 60mm w. 59mm 13.4g
Sport masthead book Beijing 1976
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Cover of middle school textbook, Beijing 1974