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  • Apparel shop in Changi Village

    Economy · Streets and Places
    Thespius, Changi Village
  • All dolled-up, 1950s : two people

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of young ladies dressed for a wedding, standing outside a shophouse in Eu Tong Sen Street. They are looking graceful and pretty in cap-sleeved dresses, and ribbons in their hair. Photograph donated by Cheong Hang Foon and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Date of creation...
  • People's Park Complex, 1974 : interior [8]

    Arts · Economy
    This is a photograph of a female model wearing a hat, a casual top with long skirt and platform shoes at a fashion and variety show held at the atrium of People's Park Complex. In the background is an appreciative crowd in the shopping centre. Photograph donated by Ho Seng...
  • Teachers of the Tai Keou School, 1960s : group photograph

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Education
    This is a photograph of a group of teachers from Tai Keou School (now Da Qiao Primary School). Several of them are looking nice and elegant, wearing the classic cheongsam. The school originated in 1936 as a Chinese-medium public school to serve the education needs of the community. Donated by...
  • Women in samfoos, 1973 : two people

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels
    This is a photograph of two Chinese women in samfoos, standing outside a shop in Joo Chiat market. Photograph donated by Teng Hwee Tiang and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_622. Reviewed PSH (CE) 2014-02-19.
  • Haw Par Villa, early 1970s : group photograph

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels
    This is a photograph of a group of young and fashionably-dressed ladies posing in front of the figurines of a dance couple at the 'Spanish Corner' at Haw Par Villa (Tiger Balm Gardens). The oriental theme park is a treasure trove of moral tales and traditional Chinese stories. Photograph donated...
  • Apparel for sale : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Pang, Gerald
    Shown in this photograph are Indian dresses and Punjabi suits for sale at the Little India Arcade. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Fashionable lady of the 1940s : full-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Arts
    This is a photograph of Tan Yuen Chuen's mother looking stately in a studio pose. She is wearing a traditional long cheongsam worn by Chinese women, typified by the high collar. She sits in a round chair, clutching a purse and handkerchief. Photograph donated by Tan Yuen Chuen and displayed...
  • Botanic Gardens, 1966 : group photograph

    Sports and Recreation · Personalities
    This is a group photograph of ladies standing at the entrance of the Botanic Gardens of Singapore. They are sporting hairstyles and black, thick rimmed spectacles, common during the 1960s and early 1970s. Photograph donated by Teo Gek Huay and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. Title devised by Library...
  • Childrens' fashion, 1950s : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This is a photograph of three girls dressed for a wedding, standing outside a shophouse in Eu Tong Sen Street. They are looking graceful and pretty in dresses with layered frills and ribbons in their hair. Photograph donated by Cheong Hang Foon and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_429....
  • An elderly lady : general view

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a street scene with people walking. An old Chinese lady, with her back bent double with age, walks towards the steps leading to a building. She is dressed in the traditional samfoo attire, with her hair tied up in a bun. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm....