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Subject:Help to translate old poster print
Posted By: Endre Mon, Oct 02, 2017 IP: 2602:306:c51c:e200:a

I'm hoping that someone could help translate some of this poster print. I am curious about what it says, in hopes of learning what this and when it was printed. Any help will be appreciated, thanks







Subject:Re: Help to translate old poster print
Posted By: I. Nagy Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Heading,
大美煙公司  US Tobacco Company
經理花旗煙公司 Manager American Tobacco Co.
Text,
静坐間庭趁吮涼深閨寐莫
意興長氷汎霧殻新栽就重
載花枝作艶粧
己巳夏初 雪鴻氏題
Sitting back, smoking and sleeping away in the coolness of the boudoir
Then interest begins to show up to brake away from the icy fog shell and take newly grown
flowers for make-up
Year of Earth-Serpent (1929)
Calligraphy by Xue Hong

Painter,
之光  Zhi Guang
Inscriptions,
Right side, 紅獅牌 Red Lion Brand
自由 Freedom
Left side,
華成頓 Hua Cheng Tung, 古錢牌 Gu Qian Brand
紅屋牌 Chi Wu Brand
Bottom,
山東総経理 青島金利成合記
Shandong General Manager, Qindao Retail Joint Company

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: Help to translate old poster print
Posted By: Endre Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Thank you very much for your help, I appreciate it. It feels nice to know what this is now.

Subject:Re: Help to translate old poster print
Posted By: Bill H Thu, Oct 05, 2017

FYI, this and other antique Chinese advertising posters have been widely reproduced and sold online during the past couple of decades. Some from that vintage have found their way into antique stores and malls. You should have yours authenticated by an expert before considering it to be very old.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Help to translate old poster print
Posted By: Endre Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Thanks Bill for the warning. I think you nailed it. Looking again at the paper overall condition, I don't think there is much possibility of it being from 1929. Unless it was rolled up and put away in a dark dry place all this time, which is plausible but very doubtful. Thanks again, I appreciate it

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