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  • Chinese lady, with boy and girl, 1919 : group photograph

    Personalities · Arts · Sports and Recreation · Heritage and Culture · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a G.R. Lambert & Co. photograph from 1919, of a Chinese woman seated, with her two children standing. They are wearing traditional clothing and are posing for the photograph in a garden. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Chinese boy and coconut tree, circa 1950s : full-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Nature and Environment · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a young Chinese boy climbing up a coconut tree with great ease which is a hard task to accomplish. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Father and son : two people

    Geography and Travels · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Chinese man who seems to be walking home after a trip to the market. He is balancing his items bought from the market on one end of the pole and his young son on the other. Part of a compiled album, with a...
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  • Smiling Chinese man : half-length portrait

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph illustrating an aged Chinese man, wearing a conical Asian hat, who is laughing. On the right-hand corner of the photograph, there is a traditional Chinese lantern hanging above the man. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff...
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  • Aged woman at a Chinese wedding : half-length portrait

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph showing an aged Chinese woman, dressed in a traditional Cheongsam, with a critical facial expression while watching a Chinese wedding. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album. Date of creation...
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  • Aged Chinese worker : half-length portrait

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph showing a thin and aged Chinese man who is rushing to cover up his goods for sale. The man is probably an opium smoker. Opium smoking was widely practised in Singapore in the early 19th century. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY...
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  • A boy coming home from school : half-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph illustrating a half-length portrait of a smiling Chinese schoolboy, carrying his schoolbag, as he makes his way home from school. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album.
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  • Chinese ship handlers : two people

    Organisations · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting a scene on a cargo ship where two Chinese men, possibly ship handlers, discussing about the time taken to load goods onto the ship. A ship chandler is a retail dealer who deals with special supplies or equipment for ships. Part of a compiled...
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  • Chinese seaman eating : half-length portrait

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph showing a Chinese man, in a singlet, eating his rice from a bowl using a pair of chopsticks (also known as kuai-zi) . Chopsticks are an important feature in Chinese culture. It is believed that the first chopsticks were developed over 5000 years ago in...
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  • Fitters at work : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1950s photograph shows two Chinese fitters at work. Fitters (or more commonly known as machinists) modify or produce metal parts so that they are able to conform to a set of specifications required. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "A life on the ocean...
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  • A Chinese girl : full-length portrait

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph of a young Chinese girl all dressed up in her ethnic costume, a cheongsam, and posing at the side of the road. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE.". Date of creation estimated.
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  • Woman selling vegetables, 1960s

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a Chinese woman vegetable seller holding a bunch of tied-up vegetables. Standing in front of her, is another Chinese woman. Both women are wearing samfoos. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Two men and a woman washing ducks in basins

    Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    1960-1962. Two men and a woman cleaning chickens.
  • Elderly Chinese woman spinning thread on a wheel, 1960s

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows an elderly Chinese woman wearing a samfoo. She is sitting on a low stool, spinning thread on a wheel by hand. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Two boys at a street market [2]

    Geography and Travels · Daniel, David Danny
    1960-1962.
  • Ducks hanging at a poultry stall in a market

    Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    1960-1962.
  • Rickshaw puller, 1960s

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a Chinese rickshaw puller with his passengers - a woman and a girl. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Young Chinese boys at a market stall, 1960s

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows two young Chinese boys at the foreground and another boy at the back standing at a stall in a market. Photograph taken between 1960-1962. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shopper buying chicks from a poultry stall at a market

    Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    1960-1962. Man selling live chicks.
  • Two boys at a street market [1]

    Geography and Travels · Daniel, David Danny
    1960-1962.
  • Chinese rojak hawker, 1961

    Transportation · Economy · Daniel, David Danny
    This photograph shows a Chinese rojak seller pushing his three-wheeled cart along a road. Besides the rojak ingredients, the push cart also has a clock. Across the road can be seen a billboard promoting the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Title devised by Library staff.
  • Isolation wagon, Changchun, 1921

    Events · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a group of Russian and Chinese men. They are standing outside a train wagon that was used for isolating plague suspects in Changchun, China, in 1921. Three of the men are wearing helmets. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh working with Russians at Dalainor, 1921

    Personalities
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh, fourth from left, front. This photograph shows Dr. Wu, a Penang-born physician, with his team and Russians whom they worked with. There are six Chinese and four Russian men. This was taken outside a meeting room at Dalainor in 1921. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Russian and Chinese colleagues standing in front of a train

    Politics and Government · Economy
    This photograph shows four Russian and Chinese colleagues of Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, standing in front of a train. They are two Chinese and two Russians. Dr. Wu worked with them while he was fighting plagues in China. Title devised by Library staff.