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[Singapore and Borneo : photographs, circa 1870-1879] B137. Comerzial Square (Handelsplatz in Singapore)

A collection of black and white photoprints of Singapore and Borneo, circa 1870s.

This photograph shows a street view of offices in Commercial Square, renamed Raffles Place in 1858, taken around the 1870s. A row of low-rise buildings is visible on the left, which houses established trading companies such as John Little & Co., Singapore Dispensary, and McAlister & Co. In the centre of the street is a fenced-up cluster of trees. Date of creation estimated. Description by Library staff. Title devised by Library staff.

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Digitised images, All rights reserved, National Library Board Singapore, 2021


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