Shanghai, 1920s

Shanghai, 1920s

Hand-cranked Victor phonographs ad, 1920’s or 1930’s by Kasho Takabatake

Hand-cranked Victor phonographs ad, 1920’s or 1930’s by Kasho Takabatake

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In 1926, Young Companion Pictorial published its first issue in Shanghai. Since then, this first colored variety magazine in China has set off a burst of “waves”. It was a rare outlet of news, a pioneer in providing pictorial reports and it remained a hugely popular magazine throughout the era. The Young Companion kept expanding, gaining a reputation overseas. Regarded as the “only publication that gave an accurate insight into the latest culture in China”.

In 1926, Young Companion Pictorial published its first issue in Shanghai. Since then, this first colored variety magazine in China has set off a burst of “waves”. It was a rare outlet of news, a pioneer in providing pictorial reports and it remained a hugely popular magazine throughout the era. The Young Companion kept expanding, gaining a reputation overseas. Regarded as the “only publication that gave an accurate insight into the latest culture in China”.

mochi thinking: Japan was cool,Mobo,Moga,cafe,waitress in Taisho or early Showa…

mochi thinking: Japan was cool,Mobo,Moga,cafe,waitress in Taisho or early Showa…

1920s shanghai

1920s shanghai

This image was taken of my grandmother in Shanghai at 16 years-old.  Before I left for China she aptly told me that Shanghai changes every two years.  It’s true—cranes jut out against the skyline and brand new buildings still shrouded in scaffolding & tarps stand proudly at just about every turn.  So, in search for my grandmother’s Shanghai I set out for Duolun Lu, a street officially protected to retain the look of the city in the 1920s and 30s.    Far from the Park Hyatt, I

This image was taken of my grandmother in Shanghai at 16 years-old. Before I left for China she aptly told me that Shanghai changes every two years. It’s true—cranes jut out against the skyline and brand new buildings still shrouded in scaffolding & tarps stand proudly at just about every turn. So, in search for my grandmother’s Shanghai I set out for Duolun Lu, a street officially protected to retain the look of the city in the 1920s and 30s. Far from the Park Hyatt, I

Sam Sanzetti - whose real name was Semyon Liphshitz - was a Jewish photographer who arrived in Shanghai in 1922. He became one of the most famous photographers in Shanghai. After thirty years in Shanghai, he moved to Israel where he stayed until his death in 1986. In Shanghai, Sanzetti shot over 20,000 portraits. | via Photography in China blog | 1930s Shanghai glamour shot

Sam Sanzetti - whose real name was Semyon Liphshitz - was a Jewish photographer who arrived in Shanghai in 1922. He became one of the most famous photographers in Shanghai. After thirty years in Shanghai, he moved to Israel where he stayed until his death in 1986. In Shanghai, Sanzetti shot over 20,000 portraits. | via Photography in China blog | 1930s Shanghai glamour shot

I chose this picture because I really enjoyed the make-up, but also the intricacy that went into the headgear.

I chose this picture because I really enjoyed the make-up, but also the intricacy that went into the headgear.

Long fur collared coats.....modern remake (photograph) of vintage Shanghai poster

Long fur collared coats.....modern remake (photograph) of vintage Shanghai poster

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