This is a 1950s photograph of a street in Chinatown where there are two roads of shophouses, one along each side of the road. This is a rustic scene where many children are walking around barefooted and laundry being hung out to dry, showing the everyday life of the people in the past. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection.
All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.