“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Shanghai Public Works Department Barrier, 1933 – Old Shanghai Signage

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | No Comments »

Another in my occasional series on old Shanghai street signage (admit it, you were waiting for another post with bated breath!). We’ve had telegraph pole numbering and a Shanghai Municipal Police ‘No Waiting’ sign now for the amazing Shanghai Public Works Department (PWD) barrier indicating some building works or other disruption, in this case a procession by Anhui Guildsmen through Yangtszepoo (Yangpu) in 1933…

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