"God Save our Sale" sign on Sung Kee & Co., a men's clothing shop, Sichuan Road, Shanghai, June 1925
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Hn06-235. The Navy Y (YMCA), and this clothes shop opposite it, were in Szechuen Road (Sichuan Lu), Shanghai. Translation of the two slips of paper on the window: Chinese-made shirts. The poster on the left is advertising rain-proof raincoats. The Chinese text accompanying “God Save Our Sale” is a bit odd: 聽天受命 (Ting tian shouming) means ‘resign one's self to one's fate’ (This is a proverb from the Lunyu, the Analects of Confucius). 大減價 means ‘sale’. Signs: GOD SAVE OUR SALE; NOVELTY IN TIES AND SHIRTS; SUNG KEE & Co.; C. BRACCO & Co.
Black and white photograph