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home / EXHIBITIONS / 2015 / Travelling Through Asia: An exhibition of vintage posters, luggage labels and ephemera from 1910 to the 1960s / Hong Kong Hotel Set - Comprising a luggage label, a postcard, and a brochure

Hong Kong Hotel Set - Comprising a luggage label, a postcard, and a brochure

Postcard, Luggage Label, Brochure
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Hong Kong Hotel Set - Comprising a luggage label, a postcard, and a brochure (Circa 1930's)

Approx 3.75” x 5.75” each
Circa 1930's
Fine
B17XXX

Cover Design by Dan Sweeney.

 

A collection of 3 Hong Kong Hotel ephemera with the Dan Sweeney design - (from left to right) a postcard, a luggage label, and a folding brochure. Scarce as a set.

 

The Hongkong Hotel was Hong Kong's very first luxury hotel modelled after lavish English hotels in London. Opened in 1868, the hotel stood on the site of the present Central building on Queen's Road Central and Peddar Street. 

 

Dan Sweeney

Born in Sacremento, California, Dan Sweeney (1880-1958) was an American illustrator best known for a series of luggage labels he designed for hotels in the Far East owned by Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels in the late 1920s and 1930s. Luggage labels designed by Sweeney often incorporated careful and beautifully drawn images of the local people from the hotel destination, be it Hong Kong, Hanoi, Shanghai, Peking, or Manila.

 

Luggage labels by Sweeney are today highly sought after by collectors.