|Title||Sincere Department Store|
|Caption in album or on mount||Sincere Co., Ltd., at the junction of Nanking and Chekiang Roads.|
|Image type||Black and white photograph|
|Note(s)||To the left, one can see the spire of Sun Sun Company under repair or construction.
The Sincere Company building was built in 1917 in Nanjing Road. A three-storied tower installed with a big round clock is mounted on the roof; the decorated rails on the veranda strengthen the classic feature of the building, while lonic orders are erected at entrance.
The Sincere Company, anyhow, was founded in 1900 in Hong Kong by Ma Ying-piew and other Australian Chinese originally from Xiangshan County (now Zhongshan City) in Guangdong. The Ma family drew on the profits of the Wing Sang fruit and vegetable company in Sydney. The Sincere Company opened its first department store in Nanjing Road, Shanghai, in 1917. Nowadays it is the Shanghai Garments Company.
|Keyword(s) [en]||building ; store ; department store ; pedestrian|