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  • Arrival of the Sea Belle II : the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Events · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows the Governor’s official yacht, Sea Belle II arriving at the dock. Sir Shenton Thomas, the Governor and High Commissioner, can be seen standing...
  • Boat taxis : general view [3]

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows sampans in the waters alongside the Beach Road steps near Clyde Terrace Market. Some of the boatmen or labourers are seen in the foreground, unloading goods. Junks, schooners and steamers are also seen in the waters, in the...
  • Bathing the oxen : general view

    Economy · Nature and Environment · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows oxen being bathed in a river or a pond surrounded by forestation. Several bare-chested men (possibly bullock drivers) are standing knee-deep in the water next to the oxen, with some of the men wearing headgear. No date of...
  • 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...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : night view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Events · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. It shows a night view of the caisson of the graving dock. The illuminated aircraft carrier H.M.S. Eagle and other naval ships are seen in the...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [8]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. This was taken during the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. It shows various guests after the ceremony. The three dark figures at the front on the right and the two on the left are...
  • A ship sails into the King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Events · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows H. M. S. Duncan about to enter the dock and moor. Naval ratings are waiting to take the mooring lines. Crowds of invited...
  • 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...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang on 14 February 1938 : side view

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows Governor Sir Shenton Thomas (in dark uniform) on the podium, officiating at the opening ceremony of the King George VI Graving Dock. In the background, the Guard of Honour and the stern of the Governor's yacht, Sea Belle II...
  • Boat taxis : general view [2]

    Transportation · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a large number of sampans in the waters. The picture was taken onshore at Beach Road near Clyde Terrace Market. Sugar cane, fruits and vegetables are being unloaded by the boatmen. A large pile of chipped granite used...
  • The Governor and his entourage on the 2nd deck : the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Events · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. It shows part of the Governor’s yacht, Sea Belle II arriving at the dock. Governor Sir Shenton Thomas (in dark uniform) is seen on the second...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang (view from the opposite side of the dock) : general view [1]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a section of the dockside before the arrival of the Governor, during the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. Some sailors forming part of the Guard of Honour can be seen, as well...
  • 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...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [4]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. A civilian in a dark suit is seen on the podium, making an official speech. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • 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...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [1]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows the caissons opening, prior to the arrival of Governor and High Commissioner, Sir Shenton Thomas in his official yacht, Sea Belle II. The...
  • Trading boats trying to sell their goods at Port Said, Egypt : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows three boats alongside the ship, with merchants trying to conduct trade with passengers on the ship. Bargaining is done by shouting to and fro between the merchant and the passenger. Money and goods will be traded via a...
  • Rubber tapping : general view [2]

    Economy · Nature and Environment · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows an Indian plantation worker tapping a rubber tree. The V-shaped cuts in the bark ensure that the latex flows down to the cup at the bottom where it can later be collected. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by...
  • Kallang Airport, 1937 : general view

    Events · Economy · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It is taken on 12 June 1937 at Kallang Airport, Singapore’s first civil airport. The picture shows invited guests seated in groups, at the official enclosure in front of the new terminal and control tower building. Date of creation estimated. Title...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [2]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows the Governor, Sir Shenton Thomas (in dark uniform) on the podium, declaring the dock officially open. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed...
  • Rubber tapping : general view [1]

    Economy · Nature and Environment · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the back view of a man bending over to tap a rubber tree or possibly collecting the latex from an earlier tapping. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.