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  • Indian man balancing a basket on his head : front view

    Arts · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    Pictured here standing on a five-foot way along a long corridor is a barefoot Indian peddler clothed in a traditional white dhoti with a long-sleeve jacket, balancing a big round basket on his head. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Malay man chopping wood, with some Malay boys looking on : general view

    Streets and Places · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph showing a Malay man chopping wood, watched by two boys. In the background, several more men and smoke from a cooking fire in an attap shelter can be seen. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Three different types of headgear : front view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This is an interesting photograph showing three males in different types of headgear. The man seated on the grass is a hawker who wears a skull cap. In front of him on his left are his basket of food and a pail. On his right is a smiling Malay boy...
  • Malay boy in front of some palm trees : front view

    Heritage and Culture · Nature and Environment · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a photograph taken of a Malay boy clad in a sarong, posing in front of a tall palm tree. In the background, another palm tree together with some other trees, are seen growing on a grassy slope. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A Sikh snake charmer : single

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Percy Hill Collection
    This photo negative shows a Sikh snake charmer, wearing a white turban, with a snake coiled around his neck. Some items are placed before him and there are baskets near him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Nine children squatting on a bridge : group photograph

    Geography and Travels · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    Shown in this photograph are nine naked Malay children squatting on a wooden bridge. Some are hugging themselves probably to keep warm. Behind them is a mountain. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Three Malay boys sitting beside the river in a kampong : group photograph

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows a picturesque scene of attap houses built on stilts on the banks of a river. In the centre of the photograph, three Malay boys are seen sitting casually on a rock, while to the right, several boats can be seen on the river. Title devised by Library...
  • An indigenous Malay man wearing the traditional loincloth : single

    Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a Malay man, bare-bodied and barefoot, standing with his right arm akimbo and his left resting on the trunk of a palm tree. He wears a head cloth and a white cloth with its two ends dangling down in the front and rear of the lower part...
  • A group of 9 men in a plantation : group photograph

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    A group of bare-chested men in native headgear, with some clad in loincloth, is photographed against the background of a plantation. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Women in a shed, weaving attap leaves : general view

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    Pictured here in a shed with thatched roof, are some women busy weaving attap palm leaves. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Cooking under a coconut tree : couple

    Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photo negative shows a Malay man and woman cooking under a coconut tree. Smoke from firewood of twigs and branches emits from under a cauldron. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A seated Indian lady : single

    Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows an Indian woman clad in a sari seated on an upholstered chair. She is barefoot and has bangles on her wrists. Her palms are placed on her thighs. A potted flowering plant stands next to the chair. She appears to be posing for a photograph. TItle devised...
  • Group of Malays : group photograph

    Personalities · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This is a group photograph of some Malay men, women and children with coconut trees in the background. In the front are two young boys in red sarongs. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Malay men cooking under a shelter : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    Against a backdrop of tall coconut trees, several Malay men clad in songkok and sarong, are photographed cooking in a makeshift shelter with a thatched roof. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • An Indian woman weeding : single

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows an Indian woman clearing weeds in an open area near a rubber plantation. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Men sitting under an attap shelter : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This picture provides a view of several men seated and working in a thatched-roof shelter under the shade of leafy banana plants and other trees at a corner of a fenced compound. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Attap huts and children : general view

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows two huts with sloping attap roofs sited in a clearing. Nearby a large banyan tree towers above five children standing in front of it. Title devised by Library staff.
  • An Indian man in front of an oil palm : front view

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photo negative shows a bare-bodied Indian man wearing a head cloth and a dhoti standing in front of an oil palm. He is holding a changkol in his right hand. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A man and a woman with a baby walking along a kampong road : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows a rural scene of a Malay man in a sarong walking ahead of a woman carrying a baby, along a kampong road and passing by some houses. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Malay kampong with four Malay men at a river bridge : general view

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Arts · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows some Malay kampong houses along the river bank with a bridge of wooden planks leading to them. Three Malay men are seen standing on the bridge and another one is about to cross it. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A standing Indian lady : front view

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows an Indian woman clad in a sari. She is barefoot and has bangles on her wrists. She appears to be posing for a photograph. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • An Indian man and boy : two people

    Personalities · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a bare-bodied Indian man clad in a white sarong carrying baskets on his head and a changkol on his left shoulder. Beside him is a bare-bodied boy also clad in an ankle length sarong which is rolled at the waist. Title devised by Library staff. Date of...