Put it in context!

Put it in context!

100 years ago our Victory Cigarettes poster might have been hanging at a store like this!

Victory Cigarettes Poster

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Destination: Malacca, Malaysia

Dude looks like a lady—and he is! Back in the China of the 1920s, it wasn’t considered appropriate to have women appear in ads, so middle-aged men dressed in imperial-style drag served as stand-ins. This is a replica of an old Victory Cigarettes promotional poster, many of which washed up on the shores of Malaysia, where the Chinese influence has always been strong.


When Parameswara founded the Malacca Empire in 1400, he was determined to turn the port into a major trading destination. Besides setting up trade-friendly infrastructure, he actively courted the Chinese, both for ... Read More

Details and Dimensions

Slight creasing
2.4 x 1.6 ft

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