Vintage Manchuria and the Great Wall travel ad Poster
Retouched and restored by us, matching border added.
Title:Sightseeing in Manchuria and the Great Wall
Creator(s): Higuchi, Seibin, artist
Date Created/Published: Tokyo, 1937.
Medium: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, colour ; 105 x 78 cm.
Summary: Travel poster for China showing the Great Wall.
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-24296 (digital file from original) LC-USZ62-46143 (b&w film copy neg.)
Manchuria is a historical name given to a large geographic region in northeast Asia. Depending on the definition of its extent, Manchuria usually falls entirely within the People's Republic of China, or is sometimes divided between China and Russia. The region is commonly referred to as Northeast China.
The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia. The most comprehensive archaeological survey, using advanced technologies, has concluded that the entire Great Wall, with all of its branches, stretches for 8,851.8 km (5,500.3 mi). This is made up of 6,259.6 km (3,889.5 mi) sections of actual wall, 359.7 km (223.5 mi) of trenches and 2,232.5 km (1,387.2 mi) of natural defensive barriers such as hills and rivers.