1940s poster in Chinese and Malay to persuade fellow Malayans to adopt the Japanese culture.
Beautiful 1930's Firecracker label by Kwong Yuen Lee, Penang.
1960 Variety Show programme book published by the Dondang Sayang Club.
1961, Chinese Swimming Club Penang souvenir programme. A fundraising event “Dollars for Songs” courtesy of the “Nightingale Melodians” and their vocalists, the Chinese Swimming Club
Old Malayan Coca Cola advertisement. – Title: Untuk menjamu tetamu datang ke rumah, berilah Coca Cola Language: Malay Designer: nil Type of Graphic: Advertisement Printer:
To commemorate the birth of a new nation, Shell published a book titled MALAYSIANS, published in Singapore in 1963. The book featured costumes and ceremonies in
The Straits Times Annual publication covered various topics in Malaysia - political events, cultural history and tradition, arts and crafts, folklore, indigenous, economy and
Dewan Masharakat, a magazine focusing on knowledge and culture, was published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka and first launched in September 1963.
1960s wanted poster issued by the Criminal Investigation Department. – Title: Peluang baik membuat duit! Hadiah $12,000! Language: Tamil Designer: nil Type of Graphic: Poster
“Kemanisan Bersuami Isteri”, 1956 book on sex tips for married couples. – Title: Kemanisan Bersuami Isteri Language: Malay Designer: nil Type of Graphic: Book Cover
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