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Boat taxi : general view

This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a bare-chested boatman rowing a sampan ferrying an European family towards a swimming “pagar” on the coast at Tanjong Katong. The wife and daughter are seated in the middle of the sampan, using a parasol. The other members of the family are seated in the bows of the sampan. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.

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From the Edwin A. Brown Collection. All rights reserved, Celia Mary Ferguson and National Library Board, Singapore 2008


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