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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Photograph of an Indian couple : full-length portrait

    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. The picture is a posed photograph is of an Indian male and Indian female. The Indian female is seated and...
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  • Photograph of two ladies in kebaya : full-length portrait [2]

    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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  • Chinese boy and coconut tree, circa 1950s : full-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Nature and Environment · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a young Chinese boy climbing up a coconut tree with great ease which is a hard task to accomplish. 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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  • A Buddhist : headshot

    Arts · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1950s photograph captures the headshot of a Buddhist priest, dressed in his robe. Buddhist priests are highly respected in Burma due to the majority practising Buddhism as their religion. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE."...
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  • Tamil girl, 1920 : headshot

    Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph taken by A G.R. Lambert & Co. in 1920 shows a Tamil girl posing for a headshot. The girl is dressed in a saree, a traditional Indian outfit, and is wearing several Indian ornaments such as the Maatty, nose ring and necklaces. Title devised by Library staff. Date...
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  • European lady sitting in a trishaw in the 1910s : single

    Arts · Transportation · Geography and Travels · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1910 and 1919, has the handwritten number "80" on the back. This photograph shows a European woman sitting on a trishaw and posing for a photograph. She is wearing a floor-length, long-sleeved dress and a hat. Date of creation estimated.
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  • Aged Chinese worker : half-length portrait

    Arts · Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A 1950s photograph showing a thin and aged Chinese man who is rushing to cover up his goods for sale. The man is probably an opium smoker. Opium smoking was widely practised in Singapore in the early 19th century. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY...
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  • Chinese lady selling dried prawns : half-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Economy · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Chinese lady squatting, holding a woven basket full of her goods which she wants to sell. It is revealed in the caption that she is selling dried prawns. Digitized from an album page containing 3 photographs described collectively as "Singapore Market Scenes". Part...
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  • A boy coming home from school : half-length portrait

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Personalities · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph illustrating a half-length portrait of a smiling Chinese schoolboy, carrying his schoolbag, as he makes his way home from school. 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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  • Eastern Studio photograph, 1900s : group photograph

    Arts · Streets and Places · Personalities · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This early 20th century photograph is framed, with the words "The Eastern Studio SINGAPORE" on the front. The Eastern Studio situated on Armenian Street was founded in the early 1920s by Lee King Yan, who had earlier on co-founded the Lee Brothers Studio with his younger brother, Lee Poh Yan....
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  • Chinese seaman eating : half-length portrait

    Heritage and Culture · Personalities · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph showing a Chinese man, in a singlet, eating his rice from a bowl using a pair of chopsticks (also known as kuai-zi) . Chopsticks are an important feature in Chinese culture. It is believed that the first chopsticks were developed over 5000 years ago in...
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