This 1870 photograph has the handwritten words "luo 17 B" on the back. This photograph shows Telok Ayer Bay before the 1879 reclamation, taken most probably from Mount Erskine. The scene looks north towards Collyer Quay showing Amoy Street, Telok Ayer Street, Chinatown, the old Telok Ayer Market and the seafront. (Caption source : Toh, p78). 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.