Posts tagged with "branding"



24. January 2022
Tobralco was a fabrics brand by British company Tootal Broadhurst Lee Co, which was founded 1799 in Manchester. In 1918 a research department was established, which carried out early work on creating crease resistant fabric. The company was notable for its early use of brand names and was a leader in the field of selling direct to retailers. By 1939, the firm had spinning, weaving and yarn dyeing factories across England and 5 branches overseas. Additionally the company had agencies throughout...
17. January 2022
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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.
07. September 2021
Source: https://www.hpcbristol.net/visual/he01-171
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...
10. August 2021
Originally the Xinhe Spinning Mill, an enterprise founded in 1937 by the iconic Zhou Family from the Huizhou Prefecture of Anhui Province, it was renamed Xinhe Cotton Mill, then Shanghai No.12 Woolen Mill and subsequently Shanghai Chunming Roving Factory after liberation. Its name changed again in 2002 to Shanghai Chunming Metropolitan Industrial Park and then Chunming Art Industrial Park in 2004 by the Shanghai Municipal Economic Committee. In April 2005, it was chosen by the Committee as one...
31. May 2021
Another unique little piece of commercial and economic history during the Shanghai foreign concessions "Solitary Island" period - still managed by the Shanghai Municipal Council and the French authorities respectively, but surrounded by Japanese military forces. Supply from the Shanghai hinterlands was heavily restricted by the Japanese and left the concession's population with mostly overseas imported goods at increasingly high prices: In fact from 1939 to 1941 prices practically doubled as...
08. March 2021
The January 1935 edition of Fortuna Magazine featured a special on the "Shanghai Boom". All pages digitized below

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