Destination: Beiping, China

Orient calls
Orient Calls. Munetsugo Satomi (1900-1995).
The Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., Japan. 1936, color lithograph/photomontage.
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Eastern Stars

This poster combines photography with lithography in a style known as photomontage, the process of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining a number of other photographs or images.

Over a map of Asia, a photomontage of a plane and locomotive join the steamship and elephant as tempting modes of transportation for foreign travelers to explore the Far East, outlined beneath the stylized figures.