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Samsui woman at work, 1986 : profile [1]



This photograph depicts a Samsui woman working at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. She is scrubbing the grooves between tiles. A piece of brown paper covers her characteristic samsui red headgear. She is also wearing the blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. 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

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