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  • Children collecting unused pieces of wood at Hiap Chuan Joo sawmill

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Ng, Siew Hock
    Hiap Chuan Joo was one of the largest sawmill factories in Singapore. Located at Balestier it produced wooden crates used for beverages including Coca-Cola and Tiger Beer. Taken in the 1950s this photograph shows children in the neighbourhood collecting unused pieces of wood at the sawmill factory. The collected wood...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 7) [51]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Personalities
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 7) collection. It shows a female library employee conducting a storytelling session in a library. She is showing the children a picture book. Some children are sitting on a bench while others are on the floor. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [31]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows some participants preparing in a room as they wait for their turn to tell their stories. The children are...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [35]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a child in a dark costume resembling a bird telling his/her story. Part of the audience can be seen...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [45]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a child in a black-and-yellow costume with a drum on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [12]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It shows a Malay lady telling a story to a group of children in a room in library. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [30]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of."Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows the participants and part of the audience seated in chairs in a library. Some children are sitting on the floor...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [95]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It shows two ladies leading a group of children during a library activity. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [48]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a child in a white rabbit suit on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [46]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a child in traditional costume on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [49]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a child in white shirt and long pants and a red beret on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [53]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows participants seated in the front row of the audience passing down candies given by a lady on the left. Title...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [52]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows two participants posing for the camera on the stage. One is dressed in traditional costume while the other is in...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [36]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a child in an animal costume resembling bird telling his/her story. Part of the audience can be seen in...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [38]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the Chinese finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a participant with a few children and adults facing the audience seated in rows of chairs. Title devised by...
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [13]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It shows a Malay lady telling a story to a group of Malay children in a room in library. Some of the children are seated on a carpet on the floor. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1970s (Album 8) [50]

    Geography and Travels · Events
    This photograph is part of NLB 1970s photographs (Album 8) collection. It was taken during the finals of "Tell A Folktale Competition" organised by the National Library. This photograph shows a dark-skinned child in Middle-Eastern costume on the stage. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s - 1980s (Album 9) [4]

    Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s to 1980s photographs (Album 9) collection. It shows two ladies, one Indian and one Chinese, each with a group of children. The ladies seem to be reading to the children some of whom have their own books. All except two children are sitting...
  • NLB old photos 1950s - 1960s (Album 1) [51]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1950s to 1960s photographs (Album 1) collection. It shows a lady giving a talk on Greenland in the library. The audience comprises of children. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1950s - 1960s (Album 1) [52]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1950s to 1960s photographs (Album 1) collection. It shows a lady giving a talk on Greenland in the library. The audience comprises of children. Books and pictures related to the topic are displayed in the room in which the talk is held. Title devised...
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 2) [7]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 2) collection. It shows a boy looking at a piece of paper in his hands. He is standing in the front of a room facing a group of children seated in rows of chairs. Two ladies, one Caucasian and one Asian,...
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 2) [91]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 2) collection. It shows a female library employee showing three children the catalogue cards. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 2) [5]

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 2) collection. It shows a Caucasian lady presenting a book to a boy in the library. A lady in the background and some children on the right are clapping their hands. Title devised by Library staff.
  • NLB old photos 1960s (Album 2) [56]

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Personalities
    This photograph is part of NLB 1960s photographs (Album 2) collection. It shows a smiling gentleman in a suit posing with a cartoon version of the head of a cow. He is standing in front of an audience comprising children sitting in rows in a room. Title devised by Library...