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  • View of Mount Faber, 1880s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1880s photograph shows a view of Mount Faber, taken from the sea. The signal station and flagstaff, originally located on Blakang Mati (today’s Sentosa), were moved to Mount Faber in 1845. A village can be seen along the coast at the base of Mount Faber. Title devised by Library...
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  • Government House. 35, in the 1880s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1880 and 1889 from G.R. Lambert & Co., shows a view of the Government House. Designed by the Colonial Engineer John Frederick Adolphus McNair and built in 1869, the Government House was the residence of the Governor of the Straits Settlements and later the Governor of...
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  • Government House, 1899 : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    A G.R. Lambert & Co. [1899] photograph of Government House (now known as the Istana) located at Orchard Road. In the foreground is the expansive grounds with many trees. Title from inscription. Date of creation estimated.
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  • View of town from Fort Canning Hill, [1880s] : panoramic view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows a view of the town taken from the saluting battery on Fort Canning Hill in about 1881. High Street can be seen at the foot of the hill. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale. Date of creation estimated.
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  • View of houses, [1860s] : panoramic view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph shows a panoramic view, incorporating several houses, taken from a high vantage point probably in 1860s. Capturing such panoramic views was a must-do for commercial photographers then. Unfortunately, common vantage points like Mount Wallach and Mount Erskine have since disappeared. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation...
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  • Government House. 36, in the 1890s : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1890 and 1899 from G.R. Lambert & Co., shows a view of the Government House. Designed by the Colonial Engineer John Frederick Adolphus McNair and built by Indian convict labourers, the stately Government House (completed in 1869), conformed to the Victorian eclectic aesthetic popular from the...
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  • Government House. 36, in the 1890s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This photograph, taken between 1890 and 1899 from G.R. Lambert & Co., shows a view of the Government House. Designed by the Colonial Engineer John Frederick Adolphus McNair and built by Indian convict labourers, the stately Government House (completed in 1869), conformed to the Victorian eclectic aesthetic popular from the...
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  • View of Town. 38, 1905 : aerial view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R. · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1905 photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows an aerial view of the town, from Mount Sophia. The foreground depicts houses and lush greenery around Bras Basah Road. Faintly seen in the background, are the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and St Andrew's Cathedral. Title from inscription, on front...
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