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  • A hawker selling drinks : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows a hawker wearing a hat and sitting on a basket selling drinks by the roadside. Two other men are seen in the background on his right. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Rubber trees : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a rubber plantation with the focus on the trunks of rubber trees which have been tapped for latex. One gives a close view of the skilful, even cuts made in the bark to make the latex flow. Date of creation estimated. 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...
  • A rubber plantation : general view [2]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    A negative of a photo taken of a rubber plantation full of rubber trees. In the distance, there are two men, who looks as if they are tapping the rubber from the rubber trees. The photo may have been taken amongst trees as there are branches with leaves in the...
  • Hawkers at an open market : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows an open market with hawkers selling their goods which are spread on the ground. In the background are baskets, goats and a row of two-storey shop houses. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • A Chinese peddler : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a Chinese male peddler at his makeshift stall built with wooden planks and poles. It has a sloping zinc roof and is sited at the roadside. Tea cups are laid out on a table top. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Rubber production : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a process in the production of rubber for commercial uses. Three men are seen flattening rubber sheets through rolling machines in a shed with zinc walls and ceiling. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese food peddlers : group photograph

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows Chinese food peddlers serving their customers who are squatting under a tree in a large open area. The food and utensils are placed on improvised carriers. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A rubber plantation : general view [1]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    A negative of a photo taken in an unidentified location that has rubber trees. It shows two men working in a rubber plantation, in the distance. The photo may have been taken amongst trees as there are branches with leaves in the forefront of the photograph. TItle devised by Library...
  • A rubber plantation : general view [3]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a mature rubber plantation. A tree has either fallen on the ground or been felled. A man in a suit is seated on a log. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated
  • A clog seller : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a peddler squatting between two large baskets laden with wooden clogs intent on making a clog. A few pairs are displayed on the ground in front of him. He is selling them in a crowded market. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Rubber sheets drying : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a stage in the rubber industry and trade. Rubber sheets need to be dried before they are ready for packing and export. A man is seen sitting on the floor probably making rubber rolls. Many rubber sheets are hanging from the ceiling to dry them. Title devised...