Hawker selling nuts : close-up

  • Economy
  • Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988
  • 1950 / 1988

The photograph shows an itinerant hawker, commonly known as the "kacang putih" man, selling his wares to a customer. He sells mainly nuts which are scooped into a paper rolled up into a cone for his customers. No longer seen in Singapore, the hawker plies his trade by carrying the tray containing his wares on his head as he moves from location to location. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.

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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

Subjects
  • Commerce and Industry>>Labour and Employment>>Vanishing Trades
  • Street vendors--Singapore--Photographs
  • Business, finance and industry>>Industry>>Services>>Retail and wholesale
  • Nuts--Photographs

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