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'The Road to Shanghai' by Henry Champly

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1936 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Long (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed book jacket

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 180

Physical description

Printed book jacket for 'The Road to Shanghai' by Henry Champly, depicting the idealised figure of a naked white woman in the palm of an enormous black hand with long fingernails. The tagline reads 'White Slave Trade in the East'.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)


1936 (printed)


John Long (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printed book jacket


Height: 190 mm, Width: 290 mm

Descriptive line

Book jacket for 'The Road to Shanghai' by Henry Champly. Great Britain, 1936.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Henry Champly was a French writer, known for his propagandistic and overtly racist books including 'White Women, Black Men' in the first half of the 20th century. His texts are extremely right-wing and often focussed on themes of white supremacy and prostitution.





Subjects depicted

Propaganda; Prostitution; Fingernails; Covers; Racism; Hands; Books; Nude; Slave


Books; Prints; Propaganda


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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