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  • Sikh policeman, 1900s : full-length portrait

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Politics and Government · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows a Sikh policeman standing on a concrete drum, in the middle of intersecting roads. He is wearing gloves to direct the traffic, before the installation of traffic lights in Singapore. A man on a bicycle is waiting to cross the road in the background. There is a...
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  • Two Indian workers by fruit stall, 1863 : two people

    Economy · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1863 photograph depicting two Indian men, in front of a fruit stall. The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Tanjong Priok street scene, 1919 : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1919 photograph is mounted on a board, with handwritten words "ipat the localshop. Tg PRIOK." on the front and "1919" on the back. The photograph shows villagers outside a local shop in Tanjong Priok, Indonesia. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
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  • European man sitting in a trishaw in 1919 : single

    Arts · Transportation · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1919 photograph is mounted on a board, with the handwritten words "MISS STEPHENS. SINGAPORE 1919. J.B. 2nd MATE" on the front. This photograph shows Captain J.B. Brown sitting on a trishaw and posing for a photograph. He is dressed in a white suit with a bowtie and is holding...
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  • Harvesting the crop : action

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of two Malay women harvesting rice crops. One of them is holding a sickle in her hand, known as sabit in Malay, and gathering the harvest in bundles. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "Life in a Paddy field". Part...
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  • Chinese graves at Bukit Timah : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1992 photograph depicts old Chinese graves at Bukit Timah on Fifth Avenue. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Chinese girl at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, circa 1950s : full-length portrait

    Sports and Recreation · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a small girl under a parasol in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. She is wearing her ethnic costume, a cheongsam, while walking in the gardens. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE."...
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  • The police boat alongside a sailboat : top view

    Sports and Recreation · Transportation · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting a Malayan police boat, alongside a sailboat. A man wearing a beret is sitting casually inside the boat. 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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  • Early morning scrubbing of the deck : general view

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph showing an Indian man scrubbing the deck of a ship in the early morning. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "A life on the ocean wave". Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS....
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  • Workers weighing bananas : group photograph

    Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting a scene on a boat where several busy men are weighing bananas which are located beside a few woven baskets. 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 lady eating at a street stall : half-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Chinese lady squatting at the side of the road, probably in Chinatown. She seems to be enjoying a meal at a street stall. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE."...
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  • To cool off, between times : general view

    Nature and Environment · Sports and Recreation · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting two elephants, being ridden by Indian handlers, moving towards the sea to cool off after a hard day's work of logging. There is a boat on the left side. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff...
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  • Photograph of two ladies in kebaya : full-length portrait [3]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is an old photograph found in a house at McNair Road (Family portraits of Mr P.R.S Pandian of house No. 103). It is likely taken in early 20th century. McNair Road is named after Major J.F.A. McNair, who served as the first Colonial Engineer. McNair Road is near Serangoon...
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  • A Sakai and his blowpipe : full-length portrait

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Sakai and his blowpipe. A Sakai inhabits the interior tropical mountainous regions of Perak and Kelantan states in Malaysia. They are called Orang Asli, aboriginal people. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP...
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  • Bugis seaman : headshot

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph of a Bugis seaman aboard his ship. He was most probably a marintime trader as the Bugis were quite well-known for being traders. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title devised by Library...
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  • Seaside kampong, 1890 : general view

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1890 photograph shows a seaside kampong. Houses in a kampong were usually raised on wooden pillars above the ground. No fencing marked the boundary around the ground and houses were sometimes surrounded by plants, betel palms and a variety of fruit trees. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Standing Malay man with umbrella, 1863 : full-length portrait

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1893 photograph shows a Malay man dressed in a traditional Malay costume, posing with an umbrella for a studio shoot. The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor.
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  • Scene at a marketplace : group photograph

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of Malay women at the market, looking at the fishes in the basket. They seem to be checking and trying to pick the best one from the basket. Digitized from an album page containing 3 photographs described collectively as "Singapore Market Scenes". Part of a...
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  • Boy and calf : full-length portrait

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Nature and Environment · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph of an Indian boy standing inside a cow pen next to his calf. It was taken from a dairy farm located in Cameron Highlands, located at the north-western tip of Pahang in Malaysia. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS....
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  • Standing Indian Sepoy, 1863 : full-length portrait

    Arts · Politics and Government · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1863 photograph portrays an Indian soldier, known as Sepoy, standing upright for a studio shoot. The image was digitized from a Sachtler & Co. album entitled "Views and types of Singapore, 1863". Title information from donor.
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  • Photograph of two ladies in kebaya : full-length portrait [1]

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is an old photograph found in a house at McNair Road (Family portraits of Mr P.R.S Pandian of house No. 103). It is likely taken in early 20th century. McNair Road is named after Major J.F.A. McNair, who served as the first Colonial Engineer. McNair Road is near Serangoon...
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  • Sikh security guard, 1950s : full-length portrait

    Arts · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Sikh man reading a newspaper at the entrance of a building. He is probably the security guard there. Many of the early Sikhs in Singapore were either watchmen, policemen or dairy farmers. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as...
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  • Malay woman and her child, 1950s : two people

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Malay woman carrying her child in a garden. Behind them are several women, one carrying a small child. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Date of creation estimated. Title...
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  • A Malay girl : full-length portrait

    Arts · Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph of a shy Malay girl with a scarf draped around her head and sholders. She seems to be standing, barefoot in the middle of the road, with her shoes in her right hand while bitting her nails from the other. Part of a compiled album, with a...
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