Shanghai trade card: T. W. Wilson & Co. Naval Tailor, Clothier and General Outfitter.
c. 1900. A handsome Nanking Road clothier's card in English and Chinese (on verso) which boasts, "N.B. All Outfits made by the above establishment aer (sic) equal to English made and cheaper than any European Establishment in Shanghai". The British concession or settlement existed in Shanghai from roughly 1845 to 1863 when it united with the American concession to form the Shanghai International Settlement.
Printed in a variety of type fonts, with English text flanked by Chinese, and on the verso, Chinese. 4 x 2 3/4". Black paper on verso where card was attached to album, faint crease left edge of card, slight loss to top edge of word "General" Good + overall. Item #23357