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  • Singapore. Commercial Square. Soldiers returning from an official reception. Johnson Pier

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a column of soldiers marching through Commercial Square. On both sides of the column are milling crowds following the progress of the soldiers. On the right is a two-storey colonial-style building. The back of the postcard is unwritten. Date of creation...
  • The "RSS Vengeance" at Singapore shipbuilding and engineering

    Events · Politics and Government · NAS Photographs {18708754}
    The "RSS Vengeance" at Singapore shipbuilding and engineering.
  • The launching of the 'RSS Vengeance' at Singapore ship engineering, attended by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Community Development Wong Kan Seng

    Events · Politics and Government · NAS Photographs {18708754}
    The launching of the 'RSS Vengeance' at Singapore ship engineering, attended by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Community Development Wong Kan Seng.
  • The "RSS Vengeance" at Singapore shipbuilding and engineering

    Events · Politics and Government · NAS Photographs {18708754}
    The "RSS Vengeance" at Singapore shipbuilding and engineering.
  • The "RSS Vengeance" at Singapore shipbuilding and engineering

    Events · Politics and Government · NAS Photographs {18708754}
    The "RSS Vengeance" at Singapore shipbuilding and engineering.
  • John E. Fairbairn in Singapore police uniform

    Politics and Government
    John E. Fairbairn was in the Indian Police before he joined Singapore Police in 1947 as Assistant Superintendent, and later promoted to Deputy Assistant Superintendent in 1953. Title and description adapted from the Museum of Policing in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Russian soliders

    Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a few Russian soldiers. Two of them are carrying long rifles. They are dressed in thick clothing. In the background are some wagons. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Ten outriders accompanying Dr. Wu Lien-teh and his Chinese research team, 1911

    Politics and Government · Events
    This photograph shows ten outriders accompanying Dr. Wu Lien-teh and his Chinese research team on their plague investigations in Mongolia in 1911. They are all in uniform and on horses. This was taken on a plain. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh and his research team travelling in horse-drawn carriages for plague investigation in Mongolia, 1911

    Personalities · Politics and Government · Events
    This photograph shows seven Siberian horse soldiers with a few non-soldiers. There are also two horse carriages. These soldiers accompany Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, and his research team on their plague investigations in Mongolia. Dr. Wu (second from left) and his team travelled in horse carriages . This...
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh in the uniform of Major of the Chinese Imperial Army at the age of 32

    Politics and Government · Personalities
    With this rank Dr. Wu Lien-Teh was given audience by the Throne in the Forbidden City, May 1911. Photograph was taken immediately after he was decorated with Second Class Double Dragon. This photograph shows a half-body portrait of Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, in military uniform after being promoted...
  • Russian soldiers, 1911

    Politics and Government
    This photograph shows five Russian soldiers on horses. Each of them is armed with a long rifle strapped to the back. A wagon can be seen in the background on the right. This was taken in 1911. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Dr. Wu Lien-teh and his research team travelling in horse-drawn carriages

    Personalities · Politics and Government · Events
    Dr. Wu Lien-teh, front right, accompanied by ten outriders under the charge of a military sergeant, for plague investigations in Mongolia, 1911. This photograph shows Siberian horse soldiers with a few non-soldiers. There are also several horse carriages. These soldiers are accompanying Dr. Wu Lien-teh, a Penang-born physician, and his...
  • Sikh policeman, 1900s : full-length portrait

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Politics and Government
    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...
  • Geylang Fire Station : exterior [4]

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government
    This 1992 photograph depicts the Geylang Fire Station, on Paya Lebar Road and near to Sims Avenue, in a district in central east of Singapore. This fire station still stands out conspiciously in the same location today with its bright red doors. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Geylang Fire Station : exterior [1]

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government
    This 1992 photograph depicts the Geylang Fire Station, on Paya Lebar Road and near to Sims Avenue, in a district in central east of Singapore. This fire station still stands out conspiciously in the same location today with its bright red doors. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Geylang Fire Station : exterior [3]

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government
    This 1992 photograph depicts the Geylang Fire Station, on Paya Lebar Road and near to Sims Avenue, in a district in central east of Singapore. This fire station still stands out conspiciously in the same location today with its bright red doors. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Geylang Fire Station : exterior [2]

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government
    This 1992 photograph depicts the Geylang Fire Station, on Paya Lebar Road and near to Sims Avenue, in a district in central east of Singapore. This fire station still stands out conspiciously in the same location today with its bright red doors. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Geylang Fire Station : exterior [5]

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government
    This 1992 photograph depicts the Geylang Fire Station, on Paya Lebar Road and near to Sims Avenue, in a district in central east of Singapore. This fire station still stands out conspiciously in the same location today with its bright red doors. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Geylang Fire Station : exterior [6]

    Streets and Places · Politics and Government
    This 1992 photograph depicts the Geylang Fire Station, on Paya Lebar Road and near to Sims Avenue, in a district in central east of Singapore. This fire station still stands out conspiciously in the same location today with its bright red doors. Title devised by Library staff.
    Reproduction Available
  • Cannon, 1870s : close-up

    Politics and Government
    This 1870s photograph shows part of a cannon. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Marine policeman, 1950s : profile

    Politics and Government · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919-
    This is a 1950s photograph illustrating a marine policeman, with a rifle by his side, on duty to protect the rice cargo ship from pirates. In the background from the centre, there is the Union Building followed by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and Fullerton Building (now known as...
    Reproduction Available
  • Dragonfly helicopter picking up the wounded, 1953 [2]

    Transportation · Politics and Government · Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a general view of a Dragonfly helicopter flying at low altitude above a football field. At the left far end of the field is a long line of spectators watching the operation. It appears to be a demonstration to pick up the wounded. Dragonflies were used by...
  • Dragonfly helicopter picking up the wounded, 1953 [4]

    Transportation · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a a Dragonfly helicopter in the air with a casket in what appears to be an evacuation exercise. In June 1953, a demonstration on the evacuation of the wounded was staged near the Kuala Lumpur airfield. Dragonflies were used by the RAF for casualty evacuation and extraction...
  • Spectators at an airfield

    Transportation · Politics and Government
    This photograph shows a group of spectators gathering on a field to watch a Valetta military aircraft running a supply drop. Among the audience are security officers in uniform. There are also many children in the crowd. Vickers Valetta aircrafts were used for supply drops to British army troops in...