“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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SMP “No Waiting” Sign – Old Shanghai Signage

Posted: May 16th, 2016 | No Comments »

Often old Shanghai photos don’t quite give us a sense of what life was really like at ground level…we need to zoom in. I’ve been doing that lately to try and get a sense of old Shanghai’s “street furniture”, the official signage that would have been ubiquitous across the Settlement but often gets missed in photos. Here then is a Shanghai Municipal Police “No Waiting” sign, of which there were probably dozens if not hundreds across the Settlement….


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