Summer break: Advertising sign for Hazelwood ice cream, popular in Shanghai from the 1920s to 1940s. It's Chinese trademark name was "Beautiful Girl" (美女牌).
Henningsen Produce, the manufacturer behind Hazelwood was started in 1889 in Tacoma, Washington. Until the company built a new factory in Shanghai in 1926 the ice cream was imported "fresh from the U.S. by every steamer".
The new facility, which the company referred to as "Hazelwood Park", was situated on Sawgin Road (沙泾路), today's Shajing Lu.
Arthur P. Henningsen, the founder of the China branch, had started the business already in 1913 as an egg producer and was a long-time Shanghai resident.