Street hawkers at roadside, 1980s : general view [3]

This photograph shows Chinese women wearing traditional samfoo attire, with their hair tied up in a bun, hawking fruits and vegetables at a roadside market in Singapore. They joined other pedlars who eke out a living, selling sundries and other items along the street. In the background is a man with his trishaw. The three-wheeled, passenger-carrying vehicle consists of a bicycle that is attached to a sidecar, located on the left side of the trishaw rider. Fittings include a cushioned seat and a hood that provides shade for the passenger. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.

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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

  • Commerce and Industry>>Labour and Employment>>Vanishing Trades
  • Architecture and Landscape>>Streets and Places
  • Peddlers and peddling--Singapore--Photographs
  • Street vendors--Singapore--Photographs
  • Women--Singapore--Photographs
  • Carriages and carts--Singapore--Photographs
  • Business, finance and industry>>Industry>>Services>>Retail and wholesale

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