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View of town and Singapore River, 1870 : aerial view [2]

This 1870 photograph has the handwritten words "VI 6. The River road Ellenborough Market in the Seventies. 1/334. ? Late 60's C.A.G.-H. 0IMI. No.16." on the back. This photograph shows Ellenborough Market which was completed in 1845. It was situated on the bank of the river, between what are now Read Bridge and Coleman Bridge, and therefore had easy access to the goods brought in by barges. It was an open-sided building with low-slung roofs next to steps leading to the river. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated. (Caption source: Tyers, p20)

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


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