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Stock Number
Name of the Poster
Poster Image (click to view enlargement)
Descriptions and Background of the Poster
V2125

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Central Agency Shanghai advertising poster

This is yet another ad taken out by The Central Agency, Ltd. company, a British company, that carried brand name such as Coats Clark, etc. 30" x 21".
V2124

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Creme of Lait French Shanghai Advertising Poster 2

This advertising poster was from an original poster did in the 30s for the Creme of Lait "Li De" cosmetics and skin care product in Shanghai, sold by a French manufacturing company.

V2123

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Ai Er Camel Fabrics color advertising poster

This slim version of Shanghai advertising poster is another advertising poster for the Ai Er Camel brand fabrics coloring material. Detail telephone contact information was provided. 31" x 12".

V2122

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Ai Er Camel Fabrics color advertising poster

This slim version of Shanghai advertising poster is for the Ai Er Camel brand fabrics coloring material ad. Detail telephone contact information was provided. 31" x 12".
V2121

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E.I Du Pont De Nemours Co. Inc fabrics ad poster

E.I Du Pont De Nemours Co. Inc fabrics advertising poster features products from the 1930s colonial shanghai.

V2120

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Shanghai Hua Yi Shi Pharmaceutical company advertising

Shanghai Hua Yi Shi Pharmaceutical company advertising poster featuring images from the 1930s Colonial shanghai era.
V2119

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Japanese Sake Advertising poster

Japanese Sake Advertising poster from 1930s colonial shanghai. Produced by Manchurian Thousand Happiness Liquor Factory.
V2118

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White Crane Sake advertising poster

White Crane Sake advertising poster featuring images from the 1930s colonial Shanghai era.
V2117

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Eveready battery Shanghai advertising poster

Eveready battery Shanghai poster featuring images from the 1930s colonial Shanghai era.
V2116

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Gossage and Son China Ltd. Company ad poster

Gossage and Son China Ltd. Company soap and cosmetics product advertising poster,
V2115

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Hua Lu Brand Soap Advertisement Poster

Hua Lu Brand Soap Advertisement Poster
V2114

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East Ocean Japanese Cosmetics Advertising poster

East Ocean (Dong Yang) Japanese Cosmetics Advertising poster featuring a woman holding a Chinese musical instrument.
V2113

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Shanghai Movie Star brand perfume ad poster

Shanghai Movie Star brand perfume ad poster.
V2112

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Bao Wang Zi Fabrics advertising poster

An advertisement for Bao Wang Zi brand fabrics, featuring a Japanese woman in her kimono. A Japanse manufacturing company ad made for 1930s Shanghai, China.
V2111

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Woman with a fish bowl cigarette advertisement poster

Shanghai advertising poster - woman with a fish bowl.
V2110

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Kwong Sang Hong Ltd. Advertising Poster

Kwong Sang Hong Ltd. Advertising Poster. This is a matching poster for V2006. Size: 31" by 21".
V2109

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Yuan Cheng Shun Emporium Advertising Poster

Yuan Cheng Shun Emporium Advertising Poster. Size: 31" by 21".
V2108

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Shanghai Cigarette Advertising Poster

Shanghai Cigarette Advertising Poster. Size: 31" by 20".
V2107

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This is a poster featuring a young female swimmer by the pool. Titled "Fun at the pool", this poster was printed in Shanghai. Size: 31.5" by 20.5".
V2106

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Scandinavian Brewery Shanghai Beer Advertisement.

This poster is an advertisement for Scandinavian Brewery Company, for the Shanghai Beer commercial. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2105

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Shanghai Calendar Girl Post cards - set of 80

This set of post cards consists of 80 different 1930s Shanghai advertising poster images. $2 / each, with minimum purchase of 10 poster cards. $120 for the set of 80. Sizes: 4" by 6" standard post card size.
V2104

International Dispensary Shanghai ad.

International Dispensary Shanghai ad.
V2103

Tian Tai Young Cigarette Advertisement

Tian Tai Young Cigarette Advertisement
V2102

Victory Cigarette Advertising Poster

Victory Cigarette Advertising Poster.
V2101

Chiyo-Yoko Photo Supplies ad poster

Chiyo-Yoko Photo supply advertising poster. Ads includes different international brands the company distributes and sells.
V2100

Sapporo Larger Beer Advertisement

This is an advertisement poster for Sapporo Larger Beer. A must have for beer lovers.
V2099

Qi Rong Cigarette Advertising Poster

This poster is an advertisement for Qi Rong Cigarette company in the 1930's in China. .
V2098

BeiPing Beer Advertisement Poster

This poster is an advertisement for BeiPing (now known as BeiJing) Beer Company.
V2097

Shanghai Poster - Movie Star Butterfly HuDie

This poster is an image of a well known movie star from the 1930s in Shanghai. Known as Butterfly, "Hu Die", she was considered the most skilled female lead in Chinese cinama in the 30's.
V2096

Shanghai Calendar Girl

Shanghai Advertising posters from the 1930's. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide
V2095

Shanghai YuXin Cigarette Advertising Girl

This painting, done by an artist named "Mei Sheng" features a lady sitting by the blossom plum tree, demurely looking into the picture. This is an cigarette advertisement for Shanghai YuXin Cigarette Company. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2094

Manchurian Cigarette Company ad

This pin-up girl is an advertisement for Manchurian State Cigarette Company. On the left hand side, in red, it is stated that this is a gift from Manchurian State Cigarette Company. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2093

RongCheng Cigarette Advertisement Poster

This RongCheng Cigarette Advertisement poster features a lady wearing a long pink dress, holding a round silk fan, posing for this poster. Noticeable on this poster is the colored mosaic styled tiles throughout this room. A definite sign of Western design influence. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2092

Butterfly brand yarn advertising poster

This butterfly brand yarn advertising poster features a woman holding a pet dog. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2091

Red Street Brand Cigarette Ad poster

This Red Street cigarette company advertising poster depicts a lady dressed in an elaborate dress, with a cloak covering her shoulder, her curly short hair and white pearl necklace along with the rest of her attire indicating Western influence in the 1930 Shanghai era. The two sides of the poster had a short Chinese poem written on it, appraising the quality of cigarette. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2090

Hatamen Cigarette Advertisement poster

This Hatamen Cigarette advertisement poster has unusually depicted three Chinese men, appearing to be of three generations, each happily holding cigarettes, enjoying a smoke. On the top right corner, it stated in Chinese: “Everyone is happy”. This poster was possibly produced before 1930, judging by the attire these men were outfitted with. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2089

Lady holding Chinese music instrument poster

This Hatamen cigarette advertisement poster features a Chinese lady holding Pi-ba, a Chinese music instrument, dressed in traditional Chinese outfit, with background of a traditional Chinese garden park scene, posting for this poster. This poster has water color painting quality. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2088

Yi Dan Fabrics Advertising Poster

This Yi Dan Mr. Zhao Brand fabric’s advertisement poster features a woman wearing a dress made with this particular brand of fabrics. Though using a different model, this poster has a surprising similar image as another poster (stock # V2036), as featured on our website, also advertising for the same brand of fabrics. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2087

Hatamen Cigarette Girl

This Hatamen cigarette advertisement poster was likely produced prior to 1930 judging by the type of the outfit this cigarette girl has on. The Chinese characters just below the image stated the following: “taste good, excellent quality, and inexpensively priced”. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2086

YanTai DongCheng Cigarette Advertisement

This Yan-Tan ChengTai Cigarette Company advertisement poster features a lady holding a parrot. Meant to be a poster gift, as evidenced by the Chinese writing on the poster, indicating a “gift”, it is in fact an advertisement for the cigarette company. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2085

Katamen Cigarette Advertising Poster

This Katamen Cigarette advertising poster has an understated image of two ladies. Just above the image, it stated the following: “The two of them said - we smoked different brands, at the end, only this brand is still the best. Next to the two packs of the cigarettes, is the brand name in Chinese, written in red, below it, it stated it tasted sweet and ten points of loveliness. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2084

China South East Cigarette Girl

This China South East Cigarette company advertising poster depicts the cigarette girl dressed in a long silk dress, holding a mirror on one hand, with her cat staring into the mirror, her head tilted, striking a perfect pose for the cigarette advertisement. This poster describes an East meets West 1930 Shanghai image. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide
V2083

Red Lion Cigarette Advertising Poster

This advertising poster for Red Lion Ciagrette Advertisement for Qi Tong Cigarette company features a Shanghai lady sitting on a bench, dressed in a Chinese traditional dress, with a long western coat on the top. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2082

China East Cigarette Lady and a kid

This China East Cigarette company advertising poster features a slim lady with holding a chubby and happy kid. Painted by an artist named "Li Guang", as displayed in the lower left corner of this poster, this poster conveyed a happy traditional family image while advertising for a fairly modern product. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2081

Cigarette Lady Poster

Though this poster does not display the brand of cigarette this fashionable dressed modern Shanghai lady is holding, it does make everyone wants to know what she smokes. This poster provides almost a oil painting on canvas look. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2080

Lady holding a violin - San Da Cosmetics Ad

This San Da Brand Cosmetics advertising poster from the 1930 Shanghai era prominently displays a lady holding her Violin, with background of a traditional Chinese garden with an oval shaped window overlooking the lake. On the lower left corner are different types of cosmetics in rather tasteful packaging. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2079

Keenien Cigarette Advertising Posterr

This 1930 Shanghai era adverting poster is for Keenien Grande cigarettes. On the lower left corner it says "You enjoy smoking this brand and I enjoy smoking this brand too: Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2078

Yin Dan Pill Advertisement Poster

This advertising poster features a woman in traditional Chinese Chi-Pao, sitting demurely on a western style stool, posing for the advertisement for Yin Dan Pill. Yin Dan Pill, a Chinese herbal medicine that supposed to improve women's fertility available in the 30th. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2077

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Movie Star HuDei "ButterFly" poster

This black and white movie advertisement poster features the most famous movie star of the time in Shanghai 1930. Her name is Butterfly Wu ("Hu Die" in putonghua romanization), and she was a true screen phenomenon. She starred in the first Chinese talking picture and went on to a career that embraced Cantonese and Mandarin movies in pre- and post-World War II Shanghai and Hong Kong.
V2076

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Air pilot pilot and welcome home lady poster

This intriguing poster features an airplane pilot sitting in an early version of the airplane, that displays the logo of "Around the world flight", and a lady holding flowers that gestures "welcome home". On the lower right corner, the imprints stated that this poster was distributed by the 5th Ave ZhengXing Art Company, located in Shanghai British Concession. In the 1920 - 1930's, Western countries had divided Shanghai into different concessions. British Concession being the largest and most powerful concession.
V2075

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Grand America Cigarette Advertising Poster

Grand America Cigarette Company advertising poster prominently displays six different brands of cigarettes on two sides of this poster. Mixing Chinese sounding brands and American sounds brands, there were the "Washington" brand, "Red Lion" brand, "Freedom" brand, "Old Coin" brand, "Red Room" brand and "Three Eight" Brand. On the lower side of the poster were the distribution company's address in ShangDong province and the telephone number. A sentimental poem was written for the scene the poster was trying to portray.
V2074

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White Crane Sake drink advertisement

This Japanese White Crane Sake advertisement poster features a Japanese lady in her Kimono, holding two ballet dancer figurines. A very intriguing image to be studied up close.
V2073

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Hatamen Cigarette Advertisement poster

"Hatamen" Cigarette girl poster from 1930 Shanghai era. This poster was created by an well known artist of the time with pen name of "Bo-Xiang", as evidenced by the artist's signature stamp on the lower left side of this poster.
V2072

Red Lion Cigarette Advertisement Poster

This Red Lion brand cigarette advertising poster features two women holding cigarettes and sitting for the ad. Red Lion cigarette is a brand manufactured by QiDong Cigarette Company, Ltd.
V2071

RenDan Drink advertisement poster

This "RenDan" drink advertisement poster features a brand of drink called "Tianfan" that supposedly had the following effects: lower heat, soothe stomach pains, clear mind, straighten out "chi," kill germs, quench thirst, prevent decease, and cure tiredness. This must be some magic drink.
V2070

Lactogen brand baby formula ad. poster

This baby formula product advertisement is one of the Western imports in the 1930s of Shanghai era. Lactogen brand formula for babies, as advertised on the poster, features a woman in traditional Chinese dress, sitting on a low Chinese stool, demurely posting for this ad.
V2069

"MeiLi" My Dear brand cigarette poster

"My Dear" brand or otherwise known as "MeiLi" in Chinese (translates into "Beautiful") brand cigarette advertising poster features a modern lady smoking a long cigarette. "My Dear" brand, is product belonging to HuanChen Cigarette company, as evidenced by the company name printed on the left of the poster.
V2068

China HuaDong Cigarette advertisement

This cigarette advertisement poster features a scantly clad woman holding a long strand of pearl necklace on one hand and a small fan on another, looking seductively away. Another noticeable clothing is the silk scarf that hangs off her arm. With this type of advertisement, no wonder many women from the 1930 Shanghai era learned to smoke cigarettes.
V2067

Twin Beauty brand cosmetics ad

This 1930 Shanghai era poster is an advertisement for Twin Beauty brand cosmetics products. Among the products, there were soaps, powders and perfumes.
V2066

"Flower and drum" fabrics coloring material

This advertising poster from 1930 Shanghai era is an ad for a company that produced "Flower and Drum" brand fabrics coloring material that came in a bag. The company's address, which was located in TianJin is prominently displayed on the lower right corner. Judging by the attire, this poster is likely to be produced prior to the 1930's, before the Western influence became the dominant force in Shanghai, China.
V2065

The Central Agency Fabrics Co. Ad

This advertising poster is an ad for Central Agency Ltd., a company incorporated in Glasgow, Scotland. This advertisement poster featuring a lady in Chinese dress sitting on a very elaborately carved chair that is more Queen Ann style than Chinese.
V2053

Shanghai China HuaDong Cigarette Ad

This is a cigarette advertising poster by Shanghai China HuaDong (means "China East")Cigarette Company. Featuring a healthy mother with her happy child in bathing suits, this is a typical type of image employed by Cigarette companies at the time. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2052

The golf ladies

We do not have the knowledge of what this 1930 Shanghai era poster is for, however we liked the image so much we added to our vintage advertising poster collection. It is one of our newer collections and it is becoming one of the most popular images to be collected already.
V2051

The Central Agency Scotland Fabrics Co. Ad

This advertising poster from the 1930's is an ad for Central Agency Ltd., a company incorporated in Glasgow, Scotland. An advertising for the superb fabric this company produces, one may see a company labels on this posters and the yards the fabrics consists of.
V2050

Cigarette girl with her pet dog and butterflies

This poster features a lady in her fashionable clothing holding her dog, on the top of the poster cuttings of two butterflies displays the products she's advertising for.
V2049

Lady rider with her horse

This Cigarette advertisement features a rider lady standing by her horse. An unusually western image from the 1930's in Shanghai China.
V2048

Lady Playing Piano and Singing

This cigarette advertising poster from 1930 Shanghai era features a lady playing piano while another lady standing in front of a microphoone singing. A familiar and appropriate night life scene took place in the colonial period of Shanghai, China.
V2047

Manchurian State Cigarette Company, Limited advertising Poster

Manchurian State - covering the three provinces of Northeast of China, inner Mongolia (now governed by the Communist China) and outer Mongolia (Now Mongolia Republic) was a separate government between 1931 and 1945. In 1931, Japan invaded China and set up a puppet government, using the last Emperor of China called the Manchurian State. This Manchurian State cigarette company was an enterprise likely set up by the Japanese during the 1930's. As evidenced on the poster, four different brands of cigarettes were advertised. Worth mentioning is that the author of this poster is cleverly named "Xi-Xin", as signed on the lower left corner, which means "cleansing heart".
V2046

BeiPing Five Star Beer advertising Poster

With Europeans' help, the Chinese had already figured out sex sells - especially when it comes to beer products. BeiPing is an old name for Beijing. Five Star is a brand of Beer. The lady wearing fancy designer stockings and Chinese dress (pronounced "chi-pao"); is neither holding a beer nor appearing to be in a bar. In fact, the background suggests that she's in a large living room, sitting crossed legged on an upholstered chair, she is looking away. Observe the little Peking dog sitting by her chair. The glamour this poster exudes brings people back to the glittering Hollywood in the 1930s.
V2045

Imperial Shanghai Fire Insurance Company advertising Poster

This advertisement poster and calendar from 1930 Shanghai era is an advertisement for Imperial Shanghai Fire Insurance Company. Right below the Company name it listed the following information: "Company's reserves is 10 million yuan". Below the picture of an elegant lady holding an Afghan hound is a 12 month calendar. The artist name was signed on the lower left corner. The background appears to be of European flair.
V2044

Buncho Soap advertising Poster

This advertisement poster from 1930 Shanghai era is an advertisement for Buncho Soap. On display a demure looking lady is holding a Buncho soap, taken right out of a beautifully wrapped and packaged soap box. The Chinese characters on both sides indicating the Chinese name of the soap. A well designed advertising poster with rich, deep color coordination.
V2043

Harumoto Soap Company advertising Poster

This advertisement poster from 1930 Shanghai era is an advertisement for Harumoto Soap Company. As evidenced by this beautifully designed advertising poster, many different kinds of tastefully arranged soap products are displayed. Equally attractive is this superb dress this advertising lady is wearing.
V2042

Lady playing Musical Instrument

This advertisement poster from 1930 Shanghai era is a cigarette advertisement for "East Asia Cigarette Company". The size of this poster is 30" Long by 17" wide.
V2041

Lady with a puppy- China HuangCheng Cigarette advertisement

This advertisement poster from 1930 Shanghai era is for the "China HuangCheng" Cigarette advertisement. On the lower part of the poster a list of brands of cigarettes made by "China HuangCheng" was displayed. A lady holding a Puppy, likely with no relations to smoking, is feature on this poster.
V2036


"Yin Da" Brand fabrics advertisement poster

This 1930 Shanghai era poster is an advertisement for "Yin DA" brand fabrics. In the poster, it is stated that when purchasing poster, make sure to check for the label for authenticity. The artist had stamped his name and signed at the right hand side of the poster, a sign of this artist must have been well known during that period.
V2035


"Pirate" brand cigarette advertisement poster

This 1930 Shanghai era vintage poster features a woman sitting at a park near a swan lake, demurely posing for the photographer. On the lower right hand corner of the poster are two different shaped packs of "Pirate" brand cigarettes
V2034


"An An" brand fabrics advertisement

This advertisement poster from 1930 Shanghai era is for the "An An" brand fabrics company. It is stated on the advertisement poster that "An An" brand colored fabrics won't fade after many washes. On display is a woman wearing a Chinese dress made in "An An" dark blue colored fabrics.
V2033 British American Tobacco Co. advertisement
This poster features a young woman standing in front of an airplane, this poster is for the British American Tobacco (BAT) advertisement, on the lower side of the poster, 7 brands of cigarettes were featured. Size 31.50” Long by 11.5” Wide.
V2032 Lobowl Medical Company advertisement
Judging by the calendar year written on the poster, and validated by the attire this woman was posing in, this advertisement would have been done in 1918. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2031 Aspirin advertisement girl

Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide

Note: Out of stock

V2030 Japanese mosquito spray advertisement
In this poster, it was said that this brand of Japanese mosquito spray had been sold to Japan, England, French and Italy. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide
V2029 Shanghai Universal Sing Kee Picture company
This vintage poster advertised the type of work Shanghai Universal Sing Kee Picture company does. From producing calendars featuring beautiful women or the four season sceneries to still oil paintings, it said. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2028 Cigarette girl
Vintage cigarette girl poster. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide
V2027 Movie Star Zhou Xuan poster

Zhou Xuan, the Marilyn Monroe of 1930 Shanghai, was a movie star and a pop singer. Her tragic early death elevated her status from a movie star to a legend. This vintage poster came from a magazine cover from her early days, In this poster, Zhou Xuan was still referred as a new rising star. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.

 

V2026 Leopard Eng Aun Tong Pharmacy
This vintage poster was an advertisement for Leopard Eng Aun Tong Pharmacy company. This poster also features the creator’s signature, whixh indicated that this would have been a well known artist at the time, as only well known artists were allowed to sign their names during that period. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2025 Asahi Beer advertisement
This vintage poster featured a Japanese woman advertising for Asahi beer. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.

V2024

 

Japanese vintage advertisement poster

This is an advertisement poster from the 1930s, featuring a Japanese brand mosquito incense and mosquito poison. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide

 

V2023 Victory Cigarette Girl
This is a vintage poster from the 1930’s on Victory brand cigarette. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2022 Polytamin Drink Advertisement Girl

Polytamin was a health drink that supposedly helped the circulation of blood and gave people a stronger body in the 1930’s.

 

V2021 Double Beauty brand fragrance powder girl

This vintage poster is an advertisement for Double Beauty brand fragrance powder. Other items listed on the posters in Chinese are: toothpastes, soap, facial cream, etc. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide

V2020 Starfield Cigarette Advertisement
Starfield Cigarette advertisement vintage poster. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide
V2019 Embassy Virginia Cigarette advertisement
Embassy Virginia Cigarette advertisement vintage poster from 1930 Shanghai era. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide
V2018 China Shang-Dong Tobacco Company
This advertisement is for variety of cigarettes brands (as listed at the bottom of the poster) manufactured by China Shang-Dong Tobacco company. What is puzzling to people today is why there is a family of four in the picture, all happy and healthy. Well, it is the 1930’s after all, and the general public would not know the damages of cigarettes until decades later. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide
V2017 Yu-Xing Clothing Company advertisement
This vintage poster is an advertisement for Yu-Xing clothing company. It featured four girls playing Ma-Jung, a popular Chinese table game, each of these ladies sporting fashionable clothing. The bottom of the poster stated that “the sales office is on the second floor and the telephone number is 93081”. The bike girl
V2016 The bike girl
We don’t know much about this advertising poster but it featured a sporty girl standing by a bicycle, and on the top of the picture the four characters in Chinese stands for “Happiness is within.” Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2015 Kwong Sang Hong Advertising poster
1928 Vintage Kwong Sang Hong, a company based in Hong Kong, advertising poster. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide
V2014 Westminster Tobacco Company spokes woman

This vintage advertising poster featured a Japanese woman wearing traditional Japanese clothing. On the upper right corner it says in Japanese “High quality Tobacco”. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.

V2013 Ku Lin Brand Facial Cream Girl
This advertising poster featuring a woman with porcelain skin holding the Ku Lin brand facial Cream. On the upper left hand corner, it reads “Gift of Quality and Beauty”. Judging by the manufacturer name – “Xing Long Foreign Company”, this would have been a joint venture. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide
V2012 Double Crane Cigarette Girls
The Double Crane brand was a British owned cigarette company. The four characters at the lower side of the poster said “quality and taste are both great.” It seems the two girls’ fashion taste are quite contemporary as well, as you can see, their dresses have sported come back recently. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.
V2011 The Great Britain and American cigarette girl
Judging by the calendar date on the poster, this advertisement for the Great Britain and American cigarette company was done between 1915 and 1916, the glamour of the Shanghai Bund had yet to arrive, but the brands of cigarettes (Pirate, Pinhead, Peacock, Atlas, The Castles), symbol of the West had already invaded the post Qing dynasty of China. The cigarette girl dressed in traditional clothing, self consciously hiding her bound feet, showed the residue of the Manchurian Qing dynasty. Her eyes, looking longingly into the future, signified the new generation that was to come.
V2010 The Great Eastern Dispensary advertisement
The Great Eastern Dispensary Company, joined owned by Chinese and the French, were part of colonialism Shanghai inherited in the 1930’s. Perhaps it also explains why the woman in the boat was so fashionably dressed, unlike the traditional Chinese at the time. One noticeable product the advertisement poster shows was the facial cream that is called “Child’s face”, which is listed to the lower right hand corner of the poster, it is named as such to state that the cream would make your face as smooth as a child.
V2009 Pairbelles brand cigarette girl
This is a Pairbelles cigarette girl advertisement. In case you are wondering, the two women on the left hand corner are the “pair belles” and are seemingly content with the Chinese traditional clothing, while the modern cigarette girl posing more suggestively by the water and blooming flowers.
V2008 The cigarette girls
There is nothing shy about 1930 Shanghai. This advertisement of “Sa-Bei” brand cigarette portrays two scantly clad women massaging each other in bed. This alone would make many people wonder what was indeed so special about the cigarette.
 
V2007 Semi Nude woman with a mink wrap
This advertisement was for the Wu-xi silk company. A girl half wearing a red silk lingerie, a bird, a mink wrap around, need to say more?
V2006 Hwong Sang Hong Spokes Women
Hwong Sang Hong, a Hong Kong based toiletries Company, used the two girls on the poster to advertise a series of products, from toothpaste to perfume. The products the offered, of course was quite westernized at the time and definitely attracted many young women in and outside of Shanghai.
V2005 Shanghai Commercial Art Company
Unless you understand the fine prints of this poster, you would think these two women are posing suggestively for an interesting audience. But really, this was only an advertisement for the Shanghai Commercial Art Company. “Quality painting and printing services are provided at a discounted price” is the essence of the message. These two young women were models for the art company. Though the four larger letters of “Congratulations on a new beginning”, actually referred to the start of Shanghai Commercial Art Company, could also be interpreted as “congratulations on your new marriage”, which could easily cause puzzlement to the uninitiated.
V2004 The sitting Monk
The sitting monk poster is actually an advertisement for a calming medicine available in the thirties in China. This medicine supposedly had a very strong calming effect. As depicted in this advertisement, a monk is surrounded by seven scantily clad women and not tempted. The message is subtle but would have been clear to someone living at the time.
V2003 The medicine girl
The two ladies are spokes women for a medicine company. That is nothing new there Judging by their innocent faces, one would never imagine what effect this medicine had. Well, supposedly it not only had calming effect on women, but also promoted their sexual energy. Quite a new territory for the 1930's women in Shanghai.
V2002 Grande, Price Haig Girl
Woman and wine, they do go together!
V2001 Golden Valley Brandy Girl
Golden Valley liquor company's Brandy commercial

To the Top Cultural Revolution Memorabilia

Read on... Interesting History Behind 1930 Shanghai Era Posters

Poster girls from Shanghai 1930 era Shanghai Calendar girls and its intended purpose

 

Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide.

All posters are of the same size unless indicated otherwise, and are of quality aged paper with distressed look. All posters are $19 each. Discount applies when ordering 10 or more. Click HERE to see the back of the poster.

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