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Building the People's Republic (1949-1956)

Chen Fei - Shanghai No. 1 Department Store
Designer: Chen Fei (陈飞)
1955, July
Shanghai No. 1 Department Store
Shanghaishi Diyi baihuo shangdian (上海第一百货商店)
Publisher: Shanghai huapian chubanshe (上海画片出版社)
Size: 53.5x77.5 cm.
Call number: PC-1955-001 (Private collection)

For many years, this department store in Shanghai was the largest in Asia. The escalator was the only one in operation in all of China. The store still exists. The floor shown here now serves as the perfume department, selling expensive Asian and Western cosmetics.
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