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The Noon Day Gun in Hong Kong

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The Noon Day Gun in Hong Kong (1961)

Dong Kingman (1911-2000)

Printed in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Tourist Association
Offset Lithograph
59.5cm x 89cm
Grade: A, Very Fine. Linenbacked.


This is one of four posters commissioned by the HKTA from renowned Chinese American artist Dong Kingman. Kingman lived in Hong Kong as a child before emigrating to California but he maintained close ties with the city for the rest of his long life.

Kingman has used one of Hong Kong oldest symbols in this poster, the Noon Day Gun in Causeway Bay which tradition dictates Jardine Matheson must fire at noon every day.


Ref: Bailey - 101 Hong Kong Travel Posters, p. 24