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  • Chinese children and street hawkers [1]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several young Chinese schoolboys sitting on low stools eating food sold by a street hawker. They are dressed in school uniform, of white tunic and trousers with straw boater hat. Customers patronising another street hawker are also seen...
  • Chon Seng Bamboo and Rattan Chair Maker : exterior

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the premises of Chon Seng Bamboo and Rattan Chair Maker at No. 5 Stamford Road. Rattan chairs, baskets and other wares are displayed at the shop entrance. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information...
  • Chinese children and street hawkers [2]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows four young Chinese squatting down (in the foreground), eating food from street hawkers. A crowd of children are seen in the middle ground, with some of them dressed in school uniform and straw boater hats. A building with...
  • Vegetable seller at roadside

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a vegetable seller squatting by the roadside, in front of a row of shophouses. The vegetables are laid out for sale on several bamboo trays and baskets. A carrying pole used for transporting the vegetables is placed against...
  • Labourer carrying sugar canes

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a labourer walking barefoot on the road, with a carrying pole placed on one shoulder. He is carrying two bundles of sugar canes suspended from the pole. Crossing the path of the labourer is a bullock-drawn water cart...
  • Satay sellers at work, postcard

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a postcard from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows an itinerant street vendor selling satay, or grilled skewered meat. The street vendor squats next to his makeshift stall. His young assistant, seated on a low stool, fans the fire to grill the satay. In the background is an...
  • Bullock cart transporting goods

    Transportation · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a bullock cart that is piled high with goods. The cart is pulled by two oxen, with the driver standing in the driver’s position at the front of the cart. No date of creation provided. Title devised by...
  • Chinese labourer : full-length portrait

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a barefoot Chinese labourer carrying some cloth. Two large baskets full of cloth are suspended from a carrying pole across the bare-chested labourer’s shoulder. A swing gate is partially seen in the background, on the right. No date...
  • Wooden clog seller at roadside

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a wooden clog seller wearing a traditional conical hat, squatting by the roadside in front of a shophouse. Wooden clog bases are placed in two baskets on the ground, on either side of the vendor. A carrying pole...
  • Bullock cart transporting luggage and cases

    Transportation · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a bullock cart loaded with many luggage and cases, with four people perched on top of the luggage and cases. The cart is pulled by two oxen, with the driver seated at the front of the cart. A...
  • Lantern shop at Circular Road : exterior

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a shop on the corner of a two-storey shophouse on Circular Road. The shop makes and sells traditional Chinese lanterns, with lanterns of varying sizes displayed at the shopfront. The building appears to be a few inches lower...
  • Woman carrying baskets walking by a Chinese Catholic Church : rear view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a barefoot woman walking past an unidentified Chinese Catholic Church. She is carrying two large bundles of basket-ware suspended from a carrying pole across her shoulder. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed...
  • Street hawkers at roadside

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several street hawkers set up stall along a road, in front of a row shophouses. The street hawker (in the foreground) is barefoot and seated behind a round rattan ‘table’ with his wares, which appears to be a...