Posts tagged with "#artdeco"

29. May 2021
26. May 2021
The Doumer Apartments on Route Doumer (now Donghu Lu). Designed in 1941 by Alexandre Kooklin and financed by Shlema Shimonovitch Moshinsky and his son Abe, the owners of the Shanghai Card Board Box Factory. Among others the factory produced packaging for the famous Hazelwood ice cream. Shlema's grandson Sam Moshinksy - a true Shanghailander - was born in 1934 and documented his childhood and youth growing up in old Shanghai in the book "Goodbye Shanghai"...
14. April 2021
15. March 2021
“Mr. Yuan,” she said, “would you like to come over to my table and have a cigarette?” “I would be honoured to. Please have one of my cigarettes.” “No, thanks. I only smoke Craven A.” “Why Craven A?” “Because I love their gentle smell.” We walked to her table and sat down. “From now on I shall call you Craven A,” I said jokingly. “Be careful. Black cats are harbingers of bad luck.” She pointed at the little black cat depicted on the lid of my red cigarette case....
01. March 2021
"No non-sense woman" My Dear cigarettes newspaper ad from the MOFBA collection
The My Dear, or Měilì (美丽牌) cigarettes brand by Hwa Ching Tobacco (华成烟草股份有限公司) was famous for its advertisements depicting modern Chinese girls, often alone and frequently assertive, exhibiting an individuality and independence missing from the traditional pictorial genre. A Chinese version of the Mae West-style no-nonsense female - the epitome of the modern Shanghai lass.
22. February 2021
18. January 2021
Frigidaire developed the first self-contained refrigerator, invented by Nathanniel B. Wales and Alfred Mellowes in 1916. The brand was so well known in the refrigeration field in the early-to-mid-1900s, that many Americans called any refrigerator a Frigidaire regardless of brand. In France, Canada, and some other French-speaking countries or areas, the word Frigidaire is often in use as a synonym today.
30. November 2020
02. November 2020
26. October 2020

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