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'The Road to Shanghai' by Henry Champly

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1936 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Long (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed book jacket

  • Museum number:

    E.1970-1987

  • 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)

Date

1936 (printed)

Artist/maker

John Long (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printed book jacket

Dimensions

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.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

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

Categories

Books; Prints; Propaganda

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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