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  • Letter writing stall at Kreta Ayer : general view

    Economy · Arts · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an elderly lady seated before a professional letter-writer in Kreta Ayer, dictating to him what she wants to convey in a letter to her relative or friend in China. The letter-writer's stall is a makeshift set-up, with a table and some chairs or stools placed along a...
  • Chinese old lady : headshot

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows an elderly lady with a common dress style, typically worn by older Chinese women. Her hair is traditionally tied up in a bun, at the back of the head. The bun of hair is covered with a fine net and secured with a long pin. She is...
  • An elderly lady : general view

    Geography and Travels · Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a street scene with people walking. An old Chinese lady, with her back bent double with age, walks towards the steps leading to a building. She is dressed in the traditional samfoo attire, with her hair tied up in a bun. Physical dimensions of original: 35 mm....