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  • Arrival of the Sea Belle II : the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Events · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows the Governor’s official yacht, Sea Belle II arriving at the dock. Sir Shenton Thomas, the Governor and High Commissioner, can be seen standing...
  • St. Andrew’s Cathedral : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a group photograph taken within the cathedral. It is most probably of the cathedral choir, after Choirmaster Edwin Brown recruited ladies as choir members. A notice titled "St. Andrew’s Cathedral Clothing Shop" is seen on the notice board in...
  • Church : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. The picture is in an album marked ‘pre 1914’, and it shows shows an unidentified church building. The church could possibly be St. Matthew’s Church. A Chinese shophouse-type building is on the left, while a bell structure is on the right,...
  • Boat taxis : general view [3]

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows sampans in the waters alongside the Beach Road steps near Clyde Terrace Market. Some of the boatmen or labourers are seen in the foreground, unloading goods. Junks, schooners and steamers are also seen in the waters, in the...
  • Gateway of India, Bombay (Mumbai) : general view

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the monument, Gateway of India, which was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Construction of the monument was completed in 1924. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by...
  • Pirates of Penzance, 1940s : performing [9]

    Arts · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It depicts a play being performed on stage and it's entitled "Pirates of Penzance". Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Parade commanders preparing for the arrival of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales : general view

    Events · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It shows the parade commanders at the ‘Children’s Corner’ getting ready for the arrival of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, who was on a two-day visit to Singapore on 31 March and 1 April 1922. This event was held on the...
  • Marching band performing for H.R.H. the Prince of Wales’ visit : general view

    Events · Personalities · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It shows a contingent of Scout and Guide leaders preceded by three drummers during the parade at ‘Children’s Corner’ on 31 March 1922. This event was part of the programme for H.R.H. the Prince of Wales’ two-day visit to Singapore on...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [3]

    Politics and Government · Streets and Places · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It shows official guests seated at the dockside at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock held on 14 February 1938. The two destroyers moored alongside are H.M.S. Duncan and outside her, H.M.S. Diamond. Title devised by Library staff....
  • Wolf Cubs and Girl Guides, 1937

    Organisations · Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It is taken at the Boy Scout Association headquarters at No. 124 Buffalo Road. The picture shows a group of wolf cubs from 5th Pack (a Malay pack from Outram School) around Akela (cubmaster), Mrs A. J. Braga at an event...
  • St. Andrew's Cathedral : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. The picture is in an album marked ‘pre 1914’, and it shows the St. Andrew's Cathedral. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Street with sign post, Colombo, 1930s : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a view of York Street, Colombo, British Ceylon away from the harbor, with the Grand Oriental Hotel on the right. A sign post indicates that the road to the left is Leyden Bastion Road, while the road to...
  • Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo in British Ceylon. It is located near Colombo Harbour, at the junction of York Street with Leyden Bastion Road. A traditional Ceylon covered bullock cart can be seen in the foreground on the left....
  • Bathing the oxen : general view

    Economy · Nature and Environment · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows oxen being bathed in a river or a pond surrounded by forestation. Several bare-chested men (possibly bullock drivers) are standing knee-deep in the water next to the oxen, with some of the men wearing headgear. No date of...
  • View of the band : the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view

    Events · Personalities · Arts · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. It shows the Governor, Sir Shenton Thomas (in dark uniform) crossing the gangway from Sea Belle II to inspect the Guard of Honour, with...
  • Kampong house : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a traditional Malay kampong house on stilts, with a timber frame, attap roof and walls. The house is surrounded by coconut palms and other types of forestation. The people living in the house can be seen at the...
  • Chinese children and street hawkers [1]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several young Chinese schoolboys sitting on low stools eating food sold by a street hawker. They are dressed in school uniform, of white tunic and trousers with straw boater hat. Customers patronising another street hawker are also seen...
  • New Year Sea Sports : general view [7]

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows Varuna, the Singapore Harbour Board service tug, at the New Year Sea Sports. The annual regatta is held at the Singapore Harbour, off Collyer Quay. The service tug serves as the regatta’s Committee Boat in the 1920s and 1930s....
  • Back Bay, Bombay (Mumbai) from Malabar Hill : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a view of the Back Bay, from Malabar Hill. Bombay (now Mumbai) can be seen in the distance, in the background. In the foreground is the back of a building with a Chevrolet advertisement on the roof. Date...
  • Pirates of Penzance, 1940s : performing [8]

    Arts · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It depicts a play being performed on stage and it's entitled "Pirates of Penzance". Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Scouts, 1930s : group photograph

    Organisations · Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is an undated photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the 5th Scout Troop, Victoria Bridge School in front of an attap hut constructed on the school playing field. The Scouter in the centre (seated) is Edward Payne (EMF Payne) who came to Singapore from Mauritius in 1935....
  • Colombo Harbour : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a tug anchored in Colombo Harbour, British Ceylon, with a view of the open sea beyond the breakwater. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Funeral procession : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows part of a Chinese funeral procession walking along Bras Basah Road. Four bearers wearing funerary dress and headgear are carrying a decorated sedan chair. Several musicians with Chinese gongs are following behind the sedan chair. No date of...
  • Inspection of parade at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view

    Personalities · Events · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. This was taken during the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. It shows the Governor, Sir Shenton Thomas (in dark uniform) inspecting the Guard of Honour, and the Royal Marine Band. Title devised by Library...