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  • Tong Watt Road house, opium-bed : close-up

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1967 photograph shows an ornate wooden carved opium-bed, inside a house at no. 1 Tong Watt Road. Located near River Valley Road, Tong Watt Road is named after Tan Tong Watt, the Hokkien landowner who had owned it. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Sikh policeman, 1900s : full-length portrait

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Politics and Government · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows a Sikh policeman standing on a concrete drum, in the middle of intersecting roads. He is wearing gloves to direct the traffic, before the installation of traffic lights in Singapore. A man on a bicycle is waiting to cross the road in the background. There is a...
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  • Two Indian workers by fruit stall, 1863 : two people

    Economy · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1863 photograph depicting two Indian men, in front of a fruit stall. The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Tanjong Priok street scene, 1919 : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1919 photograph is mounted on a board, with handwritten words "ipat the localshop. Tg PRIOK." on the front and "1919" on the back. The photograph shows villagers outside a local shop in Tanjong Priok, Indonesia. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
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  • European man sitting in a trishaw in 1919 : single

    Arts · Transportation · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1919 photograph is mounted on a board, with the handwritten words "MISS STEPHENS. SINGAPORE 1919. J.B. 2nd MATE" on the front. This photograph shows Captain J.B. Brown sitting on a trishaw and posing for a photograph. He is dressed in a white suit with a bowtie and is holding...
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  • Planting the shoots : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of two Malay women planting the paddy shoots at the field (or sawah in Malay). It seems like many are helping out to get the job done faster. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part of a compiled...
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  • Three men and villagers : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows three men dressed in Western style clothing posing with a group of villagers. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Harvesting the crop : front view of a farmer

    Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of a Malay woman harvesting the grown rice crops. She is holding a sickle in her hand, sabit in Malay, and gathering the harvest in bundles. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part of a compiled album, with...
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  • Family in the forest : group photograph [2]

    Sports and Recreation · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows a Caucasian family of three posing in a forest. Seated on the ground is a young girl holding a butterfly net and a tray with a number of butterflies on it. There is a pot suspended over a fire. The three are dressed in Western style clothing...
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  • Chinese woman street vendor : front view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A photograph of an old Chinese woman street vendor sitting at the side of the road probably in Chinatown. She seems to be a fortune teller. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "Photographs by : R.K. Tyers. Staff Straits Steamship Co., Ltd. Singapore."
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  • Malay boy : profile

    Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A [1950s] photograph of a Malay boy wearing a songkok, sitting by the river, looking into the distance. He seems to be waiting for a sampan according to the description in the album. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "Photographs by : R.K. Tyers. Staff Straits Steamship...
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  • Harvesting the crop : action

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of two Malay women harvesting rice crops. One of them is holding a sickle in her hand, known as sabit in Malay, and gathering the harvest in bundles. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part...
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  • Man in traditional Indian attire : full-length portrait

    Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph shows a barefoot man in traditional Indian attire posing in a field. He is holding a small pot which is placed on a log of wood. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
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  • Chinese graves at Bukit Timah : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph depicts old Chinese graves at Bukit Timah on Fifth Avenue. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Two men in a forest

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Sports and Recreation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows two Caucasian men bathing in a stream in a forest. One of them is in the water while the other is sitting on the bank. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
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  • Chinese girl at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, circa 1950s : full-length portrait

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a small girl under a parasol in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. She is wearing her ethnic costume, a cheongsam, while walking in the gardens. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE."...
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  • The police boat alongside a sailboat : top view

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting a Malayan police boat, alongside a sailboat. A man wearing a beret is sitting casually inside the boat. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Early morning scrubbing of the deck : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph showing an Indian man scrubbing the deck of a ship in the early morning. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "A life on the ocean wave". Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS....
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  • Three people posing on steps of a house in Banyoewangi

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890s photograph shows three people in Western style attire posing on the steps to a house in Litjin, Banyoewangi (now Banyuwangi). The house is built on structures that keep it elevated above the ground. Title devised by cataloguer. Date of creation estimated. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
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  • Workers weighing bananas : group photograph

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting a scene on a boat where several busy men are weighing bananas which are located beside a few woven baskets. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album....
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  • Chinese lady eating at a street stall : half-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Chinese lady squatting at the side of the road, probably in Chinatown. She seems to be enjoying a meal at a street stall. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE."...
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  • Seated Malay man with child on lap, 1863 : two people

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1863 photograph portrays a man in a destar (turban), a coat over a baju melayu together with a samping (a type of short waist wrap or sarong worn by men over their trousers). The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled “Views and types of Singapore, 1863”. Title information from donor and edited by...
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  • To cool off, between times : general view

    Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting two elephants, being ridden by Indian handlers, moving towards the sea to cool off after a hard day's work of logging. There is a boat on the left side. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff...
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  • Photograph of two ladies in kebaya : full-length portrait [3]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is an old photograph found in a house at McNair Road (Family portraits of Mr P.R.S Pandian of house No. 103). It is likely taken in early 20th century. McNair Road is named after Major J.F.A. McNair, who served as the first Colonial Engineer. McNair Road is near Serangoon...
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