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This is a vintage optical illusion cigarette card used for advertising by Major Drapkin & Co., part of the United Kingdom Tobacco Co.
This is in homage to my friend Gregg, who as I write is currently working as background (an extra) on the Johnny Depp movie The Lone Ranger.
Gregg’s work is an illusion as well. Although he’s Japanese-American, he will appear in the movie as a Chinese laborer.
"Chinese laborer number 18", to be exact.
And about the Mandarin’s hat – I couldn’t find it. It probably doesn’t help that I don’t know what it looks like.