Posts tagged with "history"



03. May 2021
29. April 2021
Jardine Matheson aka "EWO" Building completed on the Bund in 1922. As one of the first foreign businesses to set up branches in Shanghai in early 1843 it established The EWO Brewery Ltd. in 1935
24. April 2021
The building of the former Shanghai Chamber of Commerce on Soochow Rd. & Honan Rd. Completed in 1916, renovated in 2018 & now managed by Bvlgari Hotels
19. April 2021
16. April 2021
Although neither the first, nor the largest in terms of billings or staff, Carl Crow Inc undoubtedly was the most famous advertising agency of old Shanghai – thanks to its founder, American ad-man, author and adventurer Mr. Carl Crow. his company never employed more than 20 people - three times fewer than the Chinese Commercial Advertising Agency (C.C.A.A.) and six times fewer than its British competitor Millington Ltd. - but it was well known for its family-like company culture and secondly...
10. April 2021
Shen Bao, formerly transliterated as Shun Pao or Shen-pao (Chinese: 申報), known in English as Shanghai News, was a newspaper published from 30 April 1872 to 27 May 1949 in Shanghai, China. The influence of the newspaper in early 20th century Shanghai was so great that Shen Bao zhi, literally "Shen-pao paper", became a generic term for newspaper or newsprint.
05. April 2021
04. April 2021
Ruihua Villa (瑞华公馆) now housing a Chinese restaurant was built in 1930 by the founder of Hwa Ching Tobacco Chen Chuxiang (陈楚湘), manufacturer of the famous Shanghai My Dear cigarettes brand (美丽牌)
11. January 2021
After several endeavors in the salts and copper industry the British entrepreneur William Gossage founded the The Gossage Soap Company in 1850. After a first success with silicated soap, the company faced a first threat in 1884 – Lever Brother’s Sunlight Soap. The new Sunlight was a technical and commercial novelty. Gossage's response was to produce their own similar soap, also wrapped, branded and advertised. This was 'Gossage’s Magical Soap', whose logo included a wizard and mystical...
28. September 2020
From the middle of the 19th century, preventing dangerous diseases caused by polluted water, such as typhus or cholera, was a great concern to many people, not only in Vienna. Only few households had a guaranteed supply of clean water. One was in danger despite or perhaps especially because of having an own well. The pollution increased as the population grew and the first supply networks did not suffice in the least. In 1873, the first spring water line supplied pure water to many Viennese...

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