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Sea gypsies, 1950s : group photograph

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This is a 1950s photograph showing sea gypsies, or more commonly known as Salon or Saloun, in front of a wooden house. Sea gypsies are known to have a nomadic lifestyle and live most of their lives on their thatch-roofed wooden boats. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Date of creation estimated. Title transcribed from album.

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All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.


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