Singer Advertising Card - Chinese Woman | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society

Postcard

Singer Advertising Card - Chinese Woman

Singer Advertising Card - Chinese Woman | Postcard | Wisconsin Historical Society
Chromolithograph card of a woman in "native" Chinese costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a souvenir at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
DESCRIPTION
Chromolithograph card of a woman in "native" Chinese costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a souvenir at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:57560
Creation Date: 1892
Creator Name:J. Ollmann Lith Co.
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Collection Name:Singer Manufacturing Company : Singer Manufacturing Company records, 1850-circa 1975
Genre:Postcard
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 2359
Original Dimensions:3.125 x 5.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Text on back reads, "CHINA, China proper, occupying the South-east portion of the Chinese Empire, lies on the Eastern slope of the Tablelands of Central Asia. The Capital city is Pekin [Peking]. The climate is extremely varied, the country fertile, well watered and carefully cultivated. Chinese history begins with Yu the Great. About 2,200 B.C. China was composed of several independent States until 247 B.C. when they were united under one ruler with the title of Hoang (Emperor). As a race, they are distinguished by the Mongolian conformation of the head and face, oblique eyes and straight black hair. The language is monosyllabic. They are intelligent, industrious, practical and pacific. Three religions dominate: The Confucian, Buddhist and Taouist [Taoist]. It is not unusual for a Chinaman to profess all three. The fashionable length of a woman's shoe in China is three and a half inches. Our picture represents a Chinese woman with her dainty feet operating our light-running "Singer" Machine, which has found its way into multitudes of Chinese homes."
SUBJECTS
Costume
Dresses
Sewing
Advertising
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Asians
Women
Sewing Machines

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