This photograph depicts a Samsui woman, seated on her wooden stool, working on grooves between the tiles at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. She is dressed in her characteristic samsui red headgear and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. A black bucket, a hammer and a small red cup is beside her. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
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