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1950s-1960s Posters: Promoting the Advantages of Family Planning for Individuals, Families, and the Nation


The images promote the advantages of family planning in 5 areas: good for the health of mother and child; good for the improvement of life; good for educating and raising the child; good for work and study; and good for the country's development.
Family Planning Is Good.
计划生育好

Poster Printed by the Office of the Family Planning Committee of Nanchang;
artist: Peng Zhongding 彭忠定; October 1964

The images promote the advantages of family planning in 5 areas: good for the health of mothers and children; good for the improvement of life; good for educating and raising children; good for work and study; and good for the country’s development.


A four-panel poster shows men, women, and children engaged in various social and familial activities:  working, eating, studying, reading. A woman peers through a microscope in one panel, and a man weighs chemicals with a pan balance. In another panel a child has a toy rifle slung across his shoulder.
Carry out family planning and transform social traditions.
计划生育,移风易俗

Created by Zhu Fan 朱帆; published by Tianjin Fine Arts Publisher;
and printed by Tianjin Health Education Institute, n.d., circa 1963.

The poster images advocate the benefits of family planning: good for socialist reconstruction, good for work and study, good for the health of mothers and children, and good for the education of the next generation.