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  • Street food stall at Boat Quay, 1953

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Economy
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a street food stall or "native cafe" along the banks of Boay Quay, south of the Singapore River. Operating under a tent, the space is crammed with diners, a drink stall and a food peddler squatting over his wares. These stalls were later...
  • A Chinese cobbler on a five-foot way

    Economy
    This photograph shows an elderly Chinese cobbler on a five-foot way mending shoes. He is sitting on a stool and his equipment and supplies as well as shoes are seen around him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • An Asian food peddler, Kuala Lumpur

    Economy · Arts
    This photograph shows an Asian food peddler preparing his food in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His portable basket hung onto a pole and a bucket are next to him. The round pillars and Moorish architecture of buildings quite common in Kuala Lumpur town are partly visible in the background. Title devised...
  • Open-air Chinese market, Kuala Lumpur [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a front view of a fruit stall in an open air market in a Chinese district. The fruits are displayed on sloping rack placed above a wooden cart that are all protected by a makeshift roof. Another fruit seller nearby displays her wares on a wooden crate....
  • A pushcart peddler [1]

    Economy · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows a pushcart selling what appears to be fruits under shady trees. A woman with a toddler is patronising the stall. Nearby are a row of shops and two parked cars. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Fruit sellers at Changi Point, 1952

    Streets and Places · Economy · Nature and Environment
    This photograph shows street vendors selling fruits under makeshift tents in Changi Point. Tall trees provide shade to the stacked-up and hanging fruits and highlight the lush greenery of the area. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Roadside women fruit sellers, Kuala Lumpur

    Economy · Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows a row of women street vendors selling fruits. The fruits are displayed on wooden crates in front of the women, and most of them are shading themselves with umbrellas and sitting on stools. In front of them is a pedestrian pavement on which the rear view of...
  • Chinese roadside stalls selling market produce, Kuala Lumpur

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a street view of Chinese roadside stalls selling market produce. Situated under a huge tree, the goods are displayed on wooden crates and benches. A woman street peddler is also seen walking by the stalls. A young girl wearing clogs is standing in front of the stalls....
  • View of commercial buildings across a river, Kuala Lumpur [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows the external view of commercial buildings along a river bank in Kuala Lumpur. One of the buildings has a Mogul-inspired architecture with generous arched entrances and windows. A long line of cars are parked along the length of the river bank. On this side of the river...
  • A pushcart peddler [2]

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a man tending to his pushcart stall under a makeshift tent. To his left is a row of shops including a tailor. A car is parked in front of the row of shops. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.