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An Original Art Work together with the completed printed Lithographic Poster by G.M.R.
Hong Kong.: The South China Morning Post Ltd., (circa1924). Hong Kong.: The South China Morning Post Ltd.. (circa1924).. A fund raising poster in aid of war orphans and children's charities organised by the Ministering Children's League at the Cercle Sportif (Shanghai?) or (Saigon?) Saturday April 12th at 3pm. (1924) 76 x 50.5cm. The original art work is in pencil and ink on tracing paper, with some art work pasted down. It is fascinating to see the work in progress compared with the finished poster which is printed in black - on fragile paper, but in very good condition. Original works from East Asia at this time are extremely scarce because of their ephemeral nature. Even though we have extensively researched these items published by the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, there remains the possibility that this event could have taken place either in Cercle Sportif in Saigon or in Shanghai. Cercle Sportif Français,- Shanghai. - 1926 Rue Cardinal Mercier, French Concession. Known universally as the "French Club", this building was the home of Shanghai's most popular social and sporting clubs. Unlike the stuffier Shanghai Club and the American Club, this was the most cosmopolitan club in town, even extending its membership to women (quelle horreur!); although to balance this madness, female membership was limited to 40. The club featured a roof-top terrace (for summer dances), restaurants, a ballroom, restaurants, bars, billiards room and games room. For the more active, there was a huge swimming pool and twenty tennis courts. The clubhouse was designed by Shanghai's … [Click Below for Full Description]
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