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  • Dockers at Singapore River : general view [2]

    Economy · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This black and white photograph shows dockers at work at the Singapore River. In the foreground is the back view of a man with his left hand on the back of a lorry and in the centre is a docker carrying a box on his shoulder walking down a gangplank....
  • Samsui women : two people

    Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    Seen in this coloured slide are two samsui women taking a break. Both are dressed in black samfoo with red headdress. Sitting on low stools, one is about to take a drink whilst the other, with a cigarette in her mouth is going to light it. Date of creation estimated....
  • Dockers at Singapore River : general view [1]

    Economy · Organisations · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a black and white photograph of dockers at work at the Singapore River. In the foreground is the back view of a man with his left hand on the back of a lorry and in the centre is a docker carrying a box on his shoulder walking down...
  • Workers at a railway construction site : general view [1]

    Transportation · Economy · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1940s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It depicts a group of workers working on an unfinished railway line. Debris and rubble can be seen in the background and foreground of the picture. A lady wearing a hat can be seen walking across a section of the...
  • Samsui women daily activities : general view

    Transportation · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a coloured slide showing a general view of a stationary blue pickup with four samsui women in it and two others climbing aboard. All are dressed in black with red headdress. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Samsui woman : profile

    Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This coloured slide shows the profile of a samsui woman. She is seen sitting on the ground with elbows resting on her knees. She is dressed in black samfoo with apron and a red headdress. In front of her is a red checked basket. Date of creation estimated. Title devised...
  • Workers at a railway construction site : general view [2]

    Transportation · Economy · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1940s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It depicts a group of workers working on an unfinished railway line. Debris and rubble can be seen in the background and foreground of the picture. A lady wearing a hat can be seen walking across a section of the...
  • Samsui women, sculpture : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Economy · Tay, Lionel
    This is a picture of sculptures of samsui women by Liu Jilin in 1999. It pays tribute to these labourers who helped build up Singapore in the early sixties. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Early morning scrubbing of the deck : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph showing an Indian man scrubbing the deck of a ship in the early morning. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "A life on the ocean wave". Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS....
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