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  • Waterworks at foot of Government Hill. 37, 1880s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. has an inscription "Waterworks at foot of Govt Hill, S'pore. 37" on the front. A similar view found in the NHB (National Heritage Board) website http://www.sgcool.sg describes this view as two reservoirs built on Mount Emily in 1878. Located along Upper Wilkie...
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  • View of Mount Faber, 1880s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph shows a view of Mount Faber, taken from the sea. The signal station and flagstaff, originally located on Blakang Mati (today’s Sentosa), were moved to Mount Faber in 1845. A village can be seen along the coast at the base of Mount Faber. Title devised by Library...
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  • Battery Road.197, in the 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co., taken between 1891 and 1895, shows a view of Battery Road. Being one of the main roads of the city, Battery Road served as the link between Raffles Place, the General Post Office and Cavenagh Bridge. Title from inscription, on front of photograph....
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  • Government House. 35, in the 1880s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1880 and 1889 from G.R. Lambert & Co., shows a view of the Government House. Designed by the Colonial Engineer John Frederick Adolphus McNair and built in 1869, the Government House was the residence of the Governor of the Straits Settlements and later the Governor of...
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  • Presbyterian Church, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of the Presbyterian Church. Erected in 1878 on Orchard Road, this is the earliest Presbyterian Church in Singapore. The Presbyterian Church has also been known as Greja Kechil (Malay for small church) and Scots Church. Title from inscription, on...
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  • Hotel de l'Europe and High St. S'pore 16, in 1890 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890 photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of Hotel de l'Europe and High Street. High Street was one of the earliest streets in Singapore to be laid out. Hotel de l'Europe, established in 1857, was located on the same site as both Gaston Dutronquoy’s London Hotel...
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  • Master Attendant Office, S'pore 11, 1890 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890 photograph of the road from Town Hall shows the Master Attendant’s Office and Cavenagh Bridge on the right. On the left the Volunteers’ Drill Hall, which is nearing completion (opened January 1891). Title devised by library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
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  • Government House, 1899 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A G.R. Lambert & Co. [1899] photograph of Government House (now known as the Istana) located at Orchard Road. In the foreground is the expansive grounds with many trees. Title from inscription. Date of creation estimated.
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  • Telok Ayer, 1870s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1870s photograph shows a view of Japan Street leading to Amoy Street. Japan Street was renamed Boon Tat Street after the Second World War. The Nagore Dargah Shrine on Telok Ayer Street is on the left of the photograph. The hill at the back was originally known as Scott's...
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  • The Water Works. 60, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co., shows the Impounding Reservoir built in 1857. It was enlarged and renamed Thomson Road Reservoir in 1907. In 1922, the reservoir was renamed MacRitchie Reservoir after James MacRitchie, who was Municipal Engineer of Singapore from 1883 to 1895. Title from inscription, on...
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  • View of town from Fort Canning Hill, [1880s] : panoramic view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows a view of the town taken from the saluting battery on Fort Canning Hill in about 1881. High Street can be seen at the foot of the hill. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale. Date of creation estimated.
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  • Entrance to New Harbour in 1890 : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Transportation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890 photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of the entrance to New Harbour, renamed Keppel Harbour in 1900. The shot is taken from Pulau Brani. On the right of the picture is the Peninsula and Oriental (P&O) Wharf. In the background, a few boats can be...
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  • Tanjong Pagar Dock. 20, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Transportation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows Tanjong Pagar Dock. In the centre of the photograph are two vessels undergoing repair in the Victoria Dock. Another vessel can be seen in Albert Dock in the background on the left. The Victoria Dock opened in 1868 while the Albert...
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  • Cavenagh Bridge.221, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows Cavenagh Bridge. Built in 1868, the Cavenagh Bridge was named after Sir Lieutenant General William Orfeur Cavenagh, the last Governor of the Straits Settlements (1859 - 1867). It was the last major work of the Indian convicts based in Singapore and...
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  • Hotel de l' Europe and High Street, 1890 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890 photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of Hotel de l'Europe and High Street. High Street was one of the earliest streets in Singapore to be laid out. Hotel de l'Europe, established in 1857, was located on the same site as both Gaston Dutronquoy’s London Hotel...
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  • Police Court.64, [1890s] : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This late 1890s photograph from G. R. Lambert & Co. shows the Central Police Station on the left, facing the Police Court on the right. There is a handwritten note, "South Bridge Road Singapore. Police Courts & Station", above the photograph. The Central Police Station was opened in April 1886...
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  • View of the Harbour. 211, mid-1890s : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Transportation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph was taken in the mid-1890s from the Esplanade looking south across the mouth of the Singapore River. The Exchange Building and the General Post Office can be seen on the right. Informaton contributed by Richard Hale.
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  • View of Singapore River, [1860s] : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1860s photograph was taken from Fort Canning Hill and shows a view of the Singapore River. The first Ellenborough Market can be seen on the left along the riverbank. The road on the bottom right corner led to a pedestrian bridge across to Kampong Melaka. The bridge was replaced...
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  • View of houses, [1860s] : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows a panoramic view, incorporating several houses, taken from a high vantage point probably in 1860s. Capturing such panoramic views was a must-do for commercial photographers then. Unfortunately, common vantage points like Mount Wallach and Mount Erskine have since disappeared. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation...
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  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, 1913 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph taken by A G.R. Lambert & Co. in 1913 shows Thian Hock Keng Temple in Chinatown. It is also the oldest and grandest Hokkien Chinese temple in Singapore. It is also now a national monument. In front of the temple, there are several bullock carts and horse carriages....
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  • Orchard Road Police Station, S'pore 39, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows the Orchard Road Police Station. Located at the western end of Orchard Road at the junction with Paterson Road, this was one of the subsidiary police stations that was opened in the late 19th century. Title from inscription, on front of...
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  • Orchard Road, 217, 1870s : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1870s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of Orchard Road. This road began as a country lane lined with bamboo hedge and shrubbery. It is believed that the road got its name from the nutmeg, pepper and fruit orchards that used to lie on both sides...
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  • Entrance to New Harbour in 1890 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890 photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows the entrance to New Harbour, renamed Keppel Harbour in 1900. The shot is taken from Pulau Brani. On the right of the picture is the Peninsula and Oriental (P&O) Wharf. In the background, a few boats can be seen on the...
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  • Ladies Tennis Ground, S'pore 28, 1885 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Sports and Recreation · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1885 photograph shows a view of the Ladies Tennis Ground. Taken from the corner of Bencoolen Street and Orchard Road, the photograph depicts a lawn which was known as Dhoby Green. This open area was initially used by the Indian ‘dhobies’ or laundrymen to lay out to dry the...
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