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  • Calligrapher at five-foot-way in Chinatown, 1976

    Personalities · Arts · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy
    This photograph shows a calligrapher at a five-foot-way in Chinatown, taken in 1976. Behind him, the calligraphies done on red paper with gold Chinese characters are hung on raffia using wooden pegs. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Leong San See Temple signage : close-up

    Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows one of the many Chinese calligraphy panels in Leong San See Temple. The temple is located at no. 371 Race Course Road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, calligraphic panel : close-up

    Arts · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows a calligraphic panel, presented by Qing Dynasty Emperor Guang Xu in 1907, to Thian Hock Keng Temple. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese calligraphy tentage : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2010 photograph shows a tent in Ang Mo Kio Central where Chinese calligraphic works are sold for Chinese New Year. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Leong San See Temple signage : general view

    Streets and Places · Tan, Chun Wei · Little Red Dot Collection {18549142}
    This 2009 photograph shows one of the many Chinese calligraphy panels in Leong San See Temple. The temple is located at no. 371 Race Course Road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese calligraphy at Ann Siang Road, 1977

    Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1977 photograph shows some Chinese calligraphy displayed on a wall at Ann Siang Road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese calligraphy shop at the junction of Teck Lim Road and Keong Saik Road, 1982

    Arts · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a Chinese calligraphy shop “顺利隆" at the junction of Teck Lim Road and Keong Saik Road which provides Chinese calligraphy services. Chinese calligraphy can be seen displayed on the wall outside the shop. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese calligraphy shop at the junction of Teck Lim Road and Keong Saik Road, 1987

    Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1987 photograph shows a Chinese calligraphy shop“顺利隆”at the junction of Teck Lim Road and Keong Saik Road which provides Chinese calligraphy services. Chinese calligraphy can be seen displayed on the wall outside the shop. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Calligrapher, 1970s : front view [1]

    Arts · Personalities · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Chinese calligrapher working on his craft. Calligraphers were among the five-foot-way traders who conducted their businesses along shophouse walk-ways which were five feet wide. Such calligraphy stalls were commonly found in areas such as Chinatown. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Calligrapher : profile

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This black and white photograph shows the profile of a Chinese calligrapher writing auspicious Chinese verses for sale. His works are displayed on the wall behind him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Chinese calligraphers at work, 1960s : general view

    Personalities · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two Chinese calligraphers at work along a five-foot-way during the 1960s in Singapore. They are surrounded by their work which are hung on the walls. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Calligrapher : front view

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    A bespectacled calligrapher is shown in this black and white photograph, seated at a table writing auspicious Chinese verses for sale. His works are displayed all around him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Calligrapher, 1970s : front view [2]

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970s photograph shows a Chinese calligrapher at work. Calligraphers were among the five-foot-way traders and craftsmen who conducted their business along shophouse walk-ways which were five feet wide. Such calligraphy stalls were commonly found in areas such as Chinatown. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x 10 cm. Title devised...
  • Calligrapher cum fortune-teller : front view

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    A bespectacled calligrapher is shown in this black and white photograph, seated at a table writing auspicious Chinese verses for sale. His works are displayed all around him. He is also a fortune teller. On the table and in front of it are advertisements of his services. Title devised by...