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  • Lahasusu Hospital with Mrs Lok in foreground, 1912-1913

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows a lady identified as Mrs. Lok posing at a green space in Lahasusu Hospital. Two single-storey buildings of the hospital can be seen in the background. This was taken during the period 1912-1913. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh’s grandmother, Mrs Lam

    Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows a portrait of Dr. Wu Lien-teh’s, a Penang-born physician, maternal grandmother. Mrs. Lam (whose maiden surname is Kok) married Lam Kot’ai, maternal grandfather of Dr. Wu Lien-teh. She is dressed in a Qing costume. She is seated beside a small round table. The dates and times of...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh's house, Rangoon Road, Penang, 1936

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows three young ladies posing at the entrance of a house owned by Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician. Two of the ladies are dressed in traditional Chinese costumes while the one in the middle is in Western attire. A signboard bearing Dr. Wu's Chinese name prominently is...
  • Children at the coal mines of Dalainor, circa 1921

    Geography and Travels
    This is a group photograph of a Chinese woman with eight Chinese children. One of the children is a baby carried by the woman. The remaining seven children are standing in a line in ascending height from left to right. The woman is standing behind the second shortest child. They...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh's mother, Madam Lam Choy-fan, 1844-1908

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows a portrait of Madam Lam Choy-fan (1844-1908), mother of Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, Madam Lam is dressed in traditional Chinese clothes with embroidery. She is seated on a chair, next to a side table. There is a vase with flowers as well as a teacup...
  • Mrs Wu Lien-teh (Huang Shu-chiung)

    Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows Dr. Wu Lien-teh's first wife, Ruth Huang Shu-chiung (1883-1937) seated and reading a book. In the photograph Ruth is seated at a table on which a marble statuette of a lion is placed. This was taken around 1920 in Ruth's Peking home. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pearl on bike, 19??

    Geography and Travels
    This photograph shows Pearl Yu Chu, the youngest daughter of Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician. The young lady is dressed in a sleeveless blouse and long pants. She is on a bicycle with her left leg on the ground and the other on a pedal. This was taken outside...
  • Manchu (big feet) lady with Tientsin (bound feet)

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture
    This photograph shows two Chinese ladies in traditional Chinese costume. Both are seated with a small round table between them. A pot of flowers is placed in front of the table. The Manchu lady (right) has big feet while that from Tientsin has small feet due to foot-binding. Title devised...