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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.