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  • A rubber plantation : general view [1]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    A negative of a photo taken in an unidentified location that has rubber trees. It shows two men working in a rubber plantation, in the distance. The photo may have been taken amongst trees as there are branches with leaves in the forefront of the photograph. TItle devised by Library...
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way, while a man goes about his business at a corner. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried on lively retail...
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [1]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way, while a man goes about his business at a corner. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried on lively retail...
  • Arrival of the Sea Belle II : the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Streets and Places · Events · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows the Governor’s official yacht, Sea Belle II arriving at the dock. Sir Shenton Thomas, the Governor and High Commissioner, can be seen standing...
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [4]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way. A customer is standing near the shop front, waiting to collect her orders. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried...
  • Bathing the oxen : general view

    Economy · Nature and Environment · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows oxen being bathed in a river or a pond surrounded by forestation. Several bare-chested men (possibly bullock drivers) are standing knee-deep in the water next to the oxen, with some of the men wearing headgear. No date of...
  • Chinese children and street hawkers [1]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several young Chinese schoolboys sitting on low stools eating food sold by a street hawker. They are dressed in school uniform, of white tunic and trousers with straw boater hat. Customers patronising another street hawker are also seen...
  • Financial centre : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is an aerial view of the central business district and financial centre with its towering buildings located between the Singapore River and Marina Bay. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way, while a man goes about his business at a corner. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried on lively retail...
  • Chon Seng Bamboo and Rattan Chair Maker : exterior

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the premises of Chon Seng Bamboo and Rattan Chair Maker at No. 5 Stamford Road. Rattan chairs, baskets and other wares are displayed at the shop entrance. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : night view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Events · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. It shows a night view of the caisson of the graving dock. The illuminated aircraft carrier H.M.S. Eagle and other naval ships are seen in the...
  • Financial centre : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This slide shows a panoramic view of the financial centre focusing on some of the tall buildings that house banks and financial institutions. The building in the centre is the former Treasury Building. It later became Temasek Tower before becoming known as 8 Shenton Way. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Roasted pigs at Sago Street : close-up [5]

    Heritage and Culture · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the front entrance of a shop at Sago Street, in the heart of Chinatown. Roasted pigs are hung up and displayed for sale, near the five-foot-way. A customer is standing near the shop front, waiting to collect her orders. The ground floor units of shophouses typically carried...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view [8]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. This was taken during the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. It shows various guests after the ceremony. The three dark figures at the front on the right and the two on the left are...
  • A ship sails into the King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Events · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. The photograph shows H. M. S. Duncan about to enter the dock and moor. Naval ratings are waiting to take the mooring lines. Crowds of invited...
  • Chinese children and street hawkers [2]

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Geography and Travels · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows four young Chinese squatting down (in the foreground), eating food from street hawkers. A crowd of children are seen in the middle ground, with some of them dressed in school uniform and straw boater hats. A building with...
  • Crag Hotel, Penang, 1933 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. Dated 1933, it shows part of the Crag Hotel on Penang Hill and the road leading to the hotel. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Singapore River and bumboats on the river : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a stretch of the Singapore River with bumboats moored along both sides. A boat is moving along the centre of the river. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang on 14 February 1938 : side view

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows Governor Sir Shenton Thomas (in dark uniform) on the podium, officiating at the opening ceremony of the King George VI Graving Dock. In the background, the Guard of Honour and the stern of the Governor's yacht, Sea Belle II...
  • The Governor and his entourage on the 2nd deck : the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Events · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection, taken at the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. It shows part of the Governor’s yacht, Sea Belle II arriving at the dock. Governor Sir Shenton Thomas (in dark uniform) is seen on the second...
  • The opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock, Singapore Naval Base, Sembawang (view from the opposite side of the dock) : general view [1]

    Events · Streets and Places · Economy · R. A. F. Station, Seletar, Singapore · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a section of the dockside before the arrival of the Governor, during the opening ceremony of King George VI Graving Dock on 14 February 1938. Some sailors forming part of the Guard of Honour can be seen, as well...
  • Port Swettenham, Selangor, Malaya : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a view of the wharf at Port Swettenham, the port from which a railway ran to Kuala Lumpur. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Suez Canal, 1930s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the west bank of the Suez Canal just after the ship has entered the canal from the Red Sea. The town of Suez is out of sight behind the trees. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Satay sellers at work, postcard

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a postcard from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows an itinerant street vendor selling satay, or grilled skewered meat. The street vendor squats next to his makeshift stall. His young assistant, seated on a low stool, fans the fire to grill the satay. In the background is an...