This is a 1950s photograph of three villagers harvesting the grown rice crops. They seem to be threshing the rice by hand into a wheelbarrow to gain the rice grain out of the husk of the plant. Digitized from an album page containing seven photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title devised by Library staff.
Date of creation estimated.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.