A sign for a Russian-run silk and textile store (L. Kosloff) is visible in this photo of American sailors posing on a rickshaw. The reflection of the very recognisable pattern along the facade of the Cathay Hotel helped locate this photo on the first block on Nanking Road, adjacent to the Palace Hotel:
Image by George Lacks (1945) from Google Arts & Culture.
Source of the map: http://www.virtualshanghai.net/GIS/Shanghai//
Listing from a 1941 Hong.
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