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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...
  • Mandarin oranges : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Kouo, Shang-Wei · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows small mandarin oranges with stems attached, laid out for display in trays. Other types of fruits such as apples are also seen in the photograph. The fruits are piled up in layers, on top of one another. Mandarin oranges are associated with good luck or good fortune,...
  • 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....