Posts tagged with "Shanghai"



27. September 2021
The China Journal (originally titled "The China Journal of Science and Arts") was an English language monthly magazine published in Shanghai by Arthur de Carle Sowerby and his wife Clarice Moise from January 1923 to December 1941. It was comparable to National Geographic magazine covering science, art, travel and natural history topics but was purely focused on China. Printed by the North-China Daily News and Herald, Ltd.
20. September 2021
17. September 2021
"We wish to serve Good Clients and want Good Clients to help us "
13. September 2021
Sketch of a proposed "ricsha advertising plan for Shanghai", submitted to the Municipal Council by the National Advertising Agency in November 1927. After some back and forth with the Traffic Committee and the Secretary to Commissioner of Police, the Council did in fact grant permission to utilize the public ricsha and its puller for advertising purposes in February 1928! Whether it was ever implemented though we do not know - no photographic record has been found so far. Source: S.M.C....
13. September 2021
Presumably early 1920s as the eventual (and extremely popular!) Chinese brand name 老刀牌is not yet used, the key visuals cannon although is already trivialized. Read the brands back story and evolution here.
05. September 2021
Brunner, Mond & Co /卜內門洋行 was one of the large British trading houses ("Hongs"), having setup their operations in Shanghai as early as 1890. In 1922 the company erected its own building on 133 Szechuen Rd., designed by Stewardson & Spence. In December 1926 Imperial Chemical Industries (I.C.I.) was founded from the merger of four companies: Brunner Mond, Nobel Explosives, the United Alkali Company, and British Dyestuffs Corporation. For much of its history it was the largest...
03. September 2021
30. August 2021
Sun Sun Sky Terrace Restaurant Wine List from the MOFBA collection
24. August 2021
Pirate by British tobacco producer W.D. & H.O. Wills (later exclusively distributed by British American Tobacco), was one of the earliest Western cigarette brands to enter China in 1891. It was also one the most, if not the most well known foreign tobacco brands. Caricature Circles was a short live cartoon magazine published by Shanghai Cartoon Construction Publishing House under Wang Dunqing, as Editor-in-Chief The above cartoon is from the first edition. Only a total of 8 issues was ever...
23. August 2021

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