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The Great Britain and American cigarette girl

The Great Britain and American cigarette girl

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Pre 1920: Item # 68784

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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. Size: 31.5" long by 20.5" wide. For additional and detailed photos please visit our mirror site at http://www.zitantique.com/poster.html. Should you be interested, you may also place an order online at our mirror site under “Order Form” at http://www.zitantique.com/posterorder.html.