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  • Lee Siew Eng with her two sisters in school uniforms of the Methodist Girls' School, circa 1920s

    Arts
    This is the photograph of Lee Siew Eng with her two sisters in school uniforms of the Methodist Girls' School. Description on verso of photoprint written in ink: 1. Siew Eng, 2. Siew Hiong, 3. Siew Keow. Eldest middle. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Japanese girl holding a doll

    Geography and Travels · Arts
    This postcard from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection” features a photograph of a Japanese girl posing with a doll in her hands. The girl is wearing a traditional Japanese hairstyle, and dressed in traditional Japanese costume. The back of the postcard contains a message to Sophie Kruger, who stays in...
  • N.K. Otsubo

    Arts
    This is a portrait from the “Lim Shao Bin Collection”. The portrait, dated 1913, is of a young Caucasian man, wearing a white shirt buttoned all the way to his neck, as well as a white hat. The photograph is placed within a frame. The words "N.K. Otsubo Photograhic Artists...
  • A portrait of Dr. Wu Lien-teh's friend, Shanghai, 1936

    Personalities · Arts
    This is a photograph of a portrait of a friend of Dr. Wu Lien-teh. This Chinese gentleman is in a suit. This was taken in Shanghai in 1936. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Russian colleagues during pneumonic plague epidemic, East Siberia, 1920-1921

    Arts
    This photograph shows two Russian men covered in thick clothing. Both have headwear and are posing in front of a door of a wooden building. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Secretary Yen Shifu

    Arts
    This is a photograph of Secretary Yen Shifu. Dressed in a suit a bespectacled Secretary Yen is facing the right. He is seated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Russian family

    Arts
    This photograph shows a Russian family of five in a garden outside a house. The man is in a military uniform while the lady is in a dress and a hat. All except the youngest girl are standing. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Daven Chang-keng Wu with his family [1]

    Arts
    This is a group photograph of Mr Daven Chang-keng Wu and his family. Mr Wu is the eldest son of Dr Wu Lien-teh and Ruth Huang. Mr Wu and his two children are in Western-style clothing while his wife, Arlene Hsu Hsiu-Lin, is wearing a dark jacket over a cheongsam....
  • Daven Chang-keng Wu with his family [2]

    Arts
    This is a group photograph of Mr Daven Chang-keng Wu and his family. Mr Wu is the eldest son of Dr Wu Lien-teh and Ruth Huang. Dressed in a suit and partially standing, Mr. Wu rests his right thigh on the arm rest of the chair that his wife, Arlene...
  • Chinese man in changshan

    Heritage and Culture · Arts
    This photograph shows a bald Chinese man in changshan, a traditional Chinese tunic worn by men. He is wearing a pair of round-framed glasses. He poses with an open fan using his right hand. Part of the door of a brick building can be seen in the background. Title devised...
  • A travelling Russian family, 1911

    Arts
    This photograph shows a travelling Russian family of five with a dog. The man who is in a military uniform and his two sons are sitting on a cart while the wife, standing in front of the cart, is pointing at the photographer. The daughter is in the background. This...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh's father, Mr Ng Khee-hok, 1832-1916

    Heritage and Culture · Arts
    This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh's father, Mr. Ng Khee-Hok, dressed in Qing dynasty court official clothes. He is seated on a chair, next to a side table. There is a vase with flowers as well as a teacup on the table. Below the table, on the floor, is a...
  • A British cadet

    Arts · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a British cadet in uniform standing in an open field. Behind him is a building with a very high tower, a few people walking and seagulls flying. Title devised by Library staff. No creation date estimated.
  • A Caucasian man in suit

    Arts · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a young Caucasian man in full suit leaning against a tree trunk. In the background is a sprawling well-trimmed open field. Title devised by Library staff. No creation date estimated.
  • A British uniformed officer at Bradgate Park, 1952

    Arts · Politics and Government
    This is a close-up profile photograph of a young British serviceman in uniform taken at Bradgate Park. He has a service medal pinned to his uniform above the left pocket. It was probably taken in 1952. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A serviceman with his bicycle in the airfield, Malaysia

    Arts · Streets and Places · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a British serviceman posing with his bicycle in the airfield. He has a long-sleeve shirt and khaki shorts on. His left hand is clutching a towel while his satchel is stowed at the back of his bicycle. The open fields sprawl around him and a one-storey barrack...
  • A group photograph of three local men

    Arts · Nature and Environment
    This is a photograph of three local (native) men posing for a group shoot. Behind them are rolling fields. A small shed, and a sign with words that include "packing cases" above a pile of crates can also be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Date of...
  • A Caucasian man posing among thick vegetation

    Arts · Nature and Environment
    This photographs shows a young Caucasian man in bermuda shorts surrounded by thick vegetation. Smiling and with hands in his pockets, he appears relaxed amidst nature's abundance. Title devised by Library staff. No creation date estimated.
  • Group photo of prison staff at Prison Headquarters, Queenstown, Singapore [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Economy
    This photograph shows a group portrait of prison department staff taken at the Prison Headquarters at Jalan Penjara off Margaret Drive. Divided into three rows, the group of 14 staff including four women posed for a picture at the steps leading to the entrance of the building. All are standing...
  • Outdoor group photo of prison staff, Singapore [2]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Economy
    This photograph shows a group portrait of prison department staff. Divided into four rows, the group of officers most of whom are in full uniform posed for an outdoor picture in the centre of a compound that has single storey zinc-roofed huts. Quite a number who are photographed are in...
  • Male prison staff at Prison Headquarters, Queenstown, Singapore [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Economy
    This photograph shows a group portrait of three male prison department staff taken at the Prison Headquarters. They are seated on the lowest step of a flight of stairs leading to the entrance of the building. All are in their full uniform except for the staff in the centre who...
  • Studio shot of a bride, Singapore [1]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a bride sitting down and posing for a shot in a photography studio. She is wearing a lace wedding dress and veil, and carrying a bouquet of flowers. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Outdoor group photo of prison staff, Singapore [1]

    Arts · Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Economy
    This photograph shows a group portrait of prison department staff. Divided into four rows, the group of officers most of whom are in full uniform posed for an outdoor picture in the centre of a compound that has single storey zinc-roofed huts. Quite a number who are photographed are in...
  • Studio shot of a bride, Singapore [2]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a bride sitting down and posing for a shot in a photography studio. She is wearing a lace wedding dress and veil, and carrying a bouquet of flowers. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.