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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.