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  • Audience at lion dance performance in Chinatown, mid-1970s

    Arts · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows spectators at a lion dance performance in Chinatown, taken between 1974 and 1976. They include audience watching from the windows on the upper storey of a shophouse and more spectators on the ground floor. Two members of the lion dance troupe are in orange t-shirts. Title devised...
  • Calligrapher at five-foot-way in Chinatown, 1976

    Personalities · Arts · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Economy
    This photograph shows a calligrapher at a five-foot-way in Chinatown, taken in 1976. Behind him, the calligraphies done on red paper with gold Chinese characters are hung on raffia using wooden pegs. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown stall selling cured meats for Chinese New Year, 1976

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Chinatown stall selling cured meats for Chinese New Year of 1976. The meat are hung in bunches from beams at the stall. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shophouses along a street in Chinatown, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a row of three-storey shophouses along a street in Chinatown. United Overseas Bank building can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shop selling mooncakes, mid-1970s

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a shop (新南唐茶楼) located at unit number 8 to 10, Smith Street, selling mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Freshly baked mooncakes can be seen on the racks in the shop. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pagoda Street, mid-1970s [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a photograph of a very crowded Pagoda Street in Chinatown taken from an overhead bridge. Street vendors with makeshift stalls line the street from end to end along the shophouses. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Pagoda Street, mid-1970s [2]

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a photograph of a very crowded Pagoda Street in Chinatown taken from an overhead bridge, with street vendors line the street from end to end. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Street in Chinatown, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows a street in Chinatown. Shophouses flanked the street with a few street vendors setting up their stalls on the right. In the foreground, a man is seen paddling his trishaw. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shophouses along a street in Chinatown, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows a row of shophouses along a street, possibly Amoy Street, in Chinatown, with street vendors selling their goods by the side of the road. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Rickshaw in Chinatown, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This photograph shows a general view of a street in Chinatown, with vehicles parked in front of a row of shophouses on the left. A trishaw man riding on his trishaw is seen in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Panoramic view of Chinatown, mid-1970s

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This photograph shows an aerial and panoramic view of Chinatown taken from a building in Shenton Way between 1974 and 1976. Shophouses form the nucleus of buildings in the area while tall buildings and skyscrapers rise above them at the fringes. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinatown stall selling snacks for Chinese New Year, 1976

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a Chinatown stall selling snacks for Chinese New Year of 1976. Heaps of packets of pre-packed snacks, including peanuts, as well as boxes of dried snacks such as sunflower seeds are displayed outside the store. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lion dance troupe in Chinatown, mid-1970s

    Organisations · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a street view of a lion dance troupe passing by a row of shophouses in Chinatown carrying their gear, taken between 1974 and 1976. A few boys can be seen joining their procession. Spectators can be seen in the background. Title devised by Library staff.