Vintage Cigarette Advertisement Poster

1930
$580 USD
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Dimensions
W: 15.5" H: 31.5"
Materials
Paper
Ink
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One of a kind
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Collection #
POS012
Estimated Shipping
$25

This poster, a advertisement calendar for Excel Cigarettes from the 1930s, melds the meticulous detail of traditional Chinese painting with the craft of color lithography. This advertisement depicts a fashionable woman in traditional Chinese dress in a garden setting framed by an art deco border with packages of cigarettes in the lower corners. It shows the rise of Western type advertising during the economic boom in early 20th century Shanghai when the Art Deco movement brought from Europe greatly influenced local fashion, art and architecture. Today, this type of poster is prized by collectors and preserved in museum collections both for its artistry and for the unique glimpse it gives of the past.

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