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"Wonderful Times, Beautiful Images: Calendar Posters and Modern Society in the Republican Period" Exhibition

 

From 23/10/2015 to 30/3/2016
UG/F, Special Exhibition Gallery,
Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum

Calendar posters were widely popular in coastal cities like Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Hong Kong during the Republican period. Fusing art with advertising, the posters were mass produced by lithography and given to customers to promote businesses. By displaying calendar posters with a variety of themes, this exhibition introduces Hong Kong's commercial activities during the Republican period as well as sheds light on some fashionable lifestyles and trends of the time.

 


Iron soap container

Iron soap container
1920s
Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of History

 
 
Poster of Georg Dralle, Germany.
Georg Dralle poster, Germany.
1933
Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of History
 
Poster of Kwong Sang Hong Ltd.
Kwong Sang Hong Ltd. poster
1931
Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of History
 
 
Calendar poster for Golden Valley brandy
Calendar poster for Golden Valley brandy
1938
Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of History