Samsui woman, 1986 : profile [2]


This photograph nicely depicts the contrast between traditional and modernity. An elderly Samsui woman sitting by the road is dressed in the characteristic samsui red headgear (polka-dotted in this case) and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit in contrast to the lady wearing high heels in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.

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From the Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏. All rights reserved, Family of Kouo Shang-Wei and National Library Board Singapore 2007

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  • Commerce and Industry>>Labour and Employment
  • Women blue collar workers--Singapore--Photographs
  • Women construction workers--Singapore--Photographs
  • Business, finance and industry>>Economics>>Labour economics>>Women workers
  • Samsui women--Singapore--Photographs

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