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  • Indian man balancing a basket on his head : front view

    Arts · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    Pictured here standing on a five-foot way along a long corridor is a barefoot Indian peddler clothed in a traditional white dhoti with a long-sleeve jacket, balancing a big round basket on his head. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A hawker selling drinks : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows a hawker wearing a hat and sitting on a basket selling drinks by the roadside. Two other men are seen in the background on his right. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Malay man chopping wood, with some Malay boys looking on : general view

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph showing a Malay man chopping wood, watched by two boys. In the background, several more men and smoke from a cooking fire in an attap shelter can be seen. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Wayside trees : general view

    Nature and Environment · Percy Hill Collection
    Captured in this photograph are trees with spreading branches growing wild along a stretch of unpaved road at a corner of a pond. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A riverine town with sampans and boats : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Percy Hill Collection
    A picturesque scene of an identified town sited along a river is shown here. Sampans and boats are moored on the waterway, and shop houses and other dwellings, partially covered by trees, are shown located on both banks of the river. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Sampans and houses on stilts along a river : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    Seen in this photograph is a peaceful kampong scene with some sampans moored near houses on stilts along a river. There are two other sampans in the water, one of which has a woman dressed in red standing in it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple prayer hall : interior

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph of a Chinese temple, probably the Thian Hock Keng temple, shows the interior prayer hall with three big brass urns, antique lamps and a statue of Buddha. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rubber trees : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a rubber plantation with the focus on the trunks of rubber trees which have been tapped for latex. One gives a close view of the skilful, even cuts made in the bark to make the latex flow. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Moored sampans : general view

    Transportation · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows a cluster of sampans of various sizes moored closely together in the water. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Three different types of headgear : front view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This is an interesting photograph showing three males in different types of headgear. The man seated on the grass is a hawker who wears a skull cap. In front of him on his left are his basket of food and a pail. On his right is a smiling Malay boy...
  • A rubber plantation : general view [2]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    A negative of a photo taken of a rubber plantation full of rubber trees. In the distance, there are two men, who looks as if they are tapping the rubber from the rubber trees. The photo may have been taken amongst trees as there are branches with leaves in the...
  • A man beside a giant bird's nest plant : single

    Nature and Environment · Percy Hill Collection
    This photo negative shows a bare-bodied man standing near a giant bird's nest plant growing in an open area. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Hawkers at an open market : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows an open market with hawkers selling their goods which are spread on the ground. In the background are baskets, goats and a row of two-storey shop houses. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A stone lion statue outside a Chinese temple : side view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    A huge stone statue of a lion is pictured here, guarding the entrance to the grounds of a Chinese temple in an unidentified location. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Malay boy in front of some palm trees : front view

    Heritage and Culture · Nature and Environment · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph taken of a Malay boy clad in a sarong, posing in front of a tall palm tree. In the background, another palm tree together with some other trees, are seen growing on a grassy slope. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pineapple : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Percy Hill Collection
    This is still life photography taken at close range of a pineapple, a bromeliad fruit, shown with its pointed leaves and thick stem. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ox cart with two oxen : general view

    Transportation · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows an ox cart with two oxen loading or unloading goods along a river bank. In the background are the masts of many boats. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Sampans : general view

    Transportation · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph taken in the early 20th century, showing sampans moored at sea. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Traveller's palm : general view [2]

    Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation · Percy Hill Collection
    This photo negative shows a traveller's palm standing isolated on the grounds of a park or a landscaped area. The palm, partly a banana plant, has long leaf stems and broad green leaves like those of the banana. These extend out from the trunk and appear as a giant hand...
  • A Sikh snake charmer : single

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Percy Hill Collection
    This photo negative shows a Sikh snake charmer, wearing a white turban, with a snake coiled around his neck. Some items are placed before him and there are baskets near him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Nine children squatting on a bridge : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    Shown in this photograph are nine naked Malay children squatting on a wooden bridge. Some are hugging themselves probably to keep warm. Behind them is a mountain. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A Chinese peddler : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a Chinese male peddler at his makeshift stall built with wooden planks and poles. It has a sloping zinc roof and is sited at the roadside. Tea cups are laid out on a table top. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Men climbing up coconut trees : general view

    Nature and Environment · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph provides an overall view of a coconut plantation, and seen in action in the distance are some men climbing up the vertical trunks of the coconut trees. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rubber production : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a process in the production of rubber for commercial uses. Three men are seen flattening rubber sheets through rolling machines in a shed with zinc walls and ceiling. Title devised by Library staff.