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Fingers were made before spoons or forks : general view

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This 1950s photograph shows several hungry sailors on board a vessel, enjoying their plates of rice with their hands. Eating with hands is a common Asian practice as opposed to Westerners' idea of eating with cutlery. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album.

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


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