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

Getting a Proper Shampoo in 1920s Shanghai….

Posted: September 4th, 2019 | No Comments »

Whitworth’s on Kiangse Road offered “proper shampooing”, or at least could sell you Palm Tree of Cocoa-nut oil shampoo. Leonard Whitworth, originally from Manchester, was a sales agent for mostly textile companies, but obviously diversified. He’d worked in textile engineering in India and Japan before the First World War before settling in Shanghai working for Calder, Marshall & Co around 1919. He was also the proud Chairman of the Shanghai Lancastrian Association (sadly now defunct I believe!!)…

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