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  • Seaman from Bugis ship mending sails : full-length portrait

    Sports and Recreation · Economy · Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph of a Bugis seaman mending the sails for a ship. He is wearing a songkok. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Quartermasters : two people

    Personalities · Organisations · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1950s photograph depicting two quartermasters, one aged and the other is young, posing for the photograph. Quartermasters are usually assigned to bridge watches and their main task is to steer the ship and carry out orders given by the Captain or watchkeeping officers. Digitized from an album...
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  • Fingers were made before spoons or forks : general view

    Heritage and Culture · Tyers, R. K. (Ray K.), 1919- · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1950s photograph shows several hungry sailors on board a vessel, enjoying their plates of rice with their hands. Eating with hands is a common Asian practice as opposed to Westerners' idea of eating with cutlery. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS....
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