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  • Malay child : full-length portrait

    Economy · Arts · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a Malay child carrying water, while standing barefoot in a forested area. Two large metal containers are suspended from a carrying pole balanced on the child’s shoulder. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information...
  • Bullock-drawn roller

    Streets and Places · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a heavy roller with shaft drawn by two oxen on the Esplanade (present day Padang). A young bare-chested male driver with headgear is seated on the shaft. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information...
  • Malay policeman

    Politics and Government · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a Malay policeman in uniform, with a group of Indian labourers in the background resurfacing the road. The policeman’s songkok shows the police badge as well as his own number and rank. No date of creation provided. Title...
  • Porters on board a ship

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several porters standing together in a group onboard ship, awaiting orders. The ship is probably docked at Port Said, or at Bombay. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.