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  • Singapore. Japanese lady

    Geography and Travels
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a Japanese lady in a flowy long-sleeved dress with prints. Facing the right she is seated and posing as her head resting on her right hand. The back of the postcard is unwritten with a three-cent stamp affixed at the top...
  • Singapore. Japanese lady

    Geography and Travels
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a Japanese lady with a coat over a kimono. She is holding something furry against her body with her left hand. The background is a picture of a house in the countryside. This appears to be taken in a studio. The...
  • Siamese woman and child

    Geography and Travels
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a Siamese woman and child. The woman is sitting on a rock, wearing a sarong and no top. She is holding on to a child who is standing between her legs while suckling at her breast. The words "Siamese...
  • Killiney Road building : interior [1]

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1971 photograph was taken inside a building at Killiney Road. It shows, mounted on a wall, a photograph of two rows of women. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Two people by the window

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Personalities · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    Photographer’s annotation on slide: “L 17 Nov 80 near Banda St.” This 1980 photograph shows an elderly woman and a boy standing by the window on the upper floor of a Chinatown shophouse. Laundry can be seen hanging on bamboo poles to dry. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Attentive four

    Geography and Travels · Streets and Places · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1972 photograph shows a group of four, 1 adult and three children watching attentively at most likely a Chinese street opera. Title devised by Library staff.
  • An elderly woman and six children at a street wayang, 1971

    Geography and Travels · Arts · Streets and Places · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1971 photograph shows an elderly woman and six children watching a Chinese street opera (street wayang) at an open space. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Group of people watching street opera at Sungei market

    Streets and Places · Geography and Travels · Arts · Piollet, Paul · Paul Piollet Collection
    This 1970 photograph shows a group of people watching street opera in a hot day at Sungei market. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Samsui women at work, 1986 : general view [2]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts three Samsui women working at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. Two are scrubbing the grooves between tiles. A piece of brown paper covers their characteristic samsui red headgear. They are also wearing the blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. Title devised by Library staff....
  • Samsui woman at work, 1986 : profile [6]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a Samsui woman working on the grooves between tiles at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building, with her tools beside her. Although she is wearing a blue headgear (a mark of mourning or distinguishing them as coming from the Sun Yap area in China), samsui women are...
  • Samsui woman at work, 1986 : rear view [2]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a Samsui women working on the grooves between tiles at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. She is dressed in her characteristic samsui red headgear and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Samsui woman at work, 1986 : close-up [3]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a Samsui woman working on grooves between tiles, at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. Dressed in the characteristic samsui red headgear and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit, she is seated on her wooden stool with a small red cup beside her. Date of...
  • Samsui woman at work, 1986 : close-up [4]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a Samsui woman working on grooves between tiles, at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. She is dressed in the characteristic samsui red headgear and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. Her wooden stool and a bucket is beside her. Title devised by Library staff....
  • Samsui woman, 1986 : profile [1]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a Samsui woman who is sitting by the road with a basket in front of her. She is dressed in the characteristic samsui red headgear and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Samsui woman at work, 1986 : profile [7]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a Samsui woman working on the grooves between tiles at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building, with her tools beside her. She is dressed in the characteristic samsui red headgear and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Samsui woman at work, 1986 : close-up [5]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a Samsui woman with a bucket and other tools beside her, scrubbing the grooves between tiles at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. Although she is wearing a blue headgear (a mark of mourning or distinguishing them as coming from the Sun Yap area in China), samsui...
  • Samsui women at work, 1986 : general view [5]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts three Samsui women working on the grooves between tiles at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. Samsui women are usually dressed in their characteristic samsui red headgear and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. (The blue headgear is either a mark of mourning or distinguishes...
  • Samsui women, 1986 : two people [2]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts two Samsui women who are taking a break from work at the construction site. They are seated on wooden stools with their belongings and tools beside them. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Samsui women at work, 1986 : two people [1]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts two Samsui women at work at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. A piece of brown paper covers their characteristic samsui red headgear. They are also wearing the blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. A wooden stool can be seen lying at one corner. Date...
  • Samsui women, 1986 : two people [3]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts two Samsui women having a nap. They are probably taking a break from work at the construction site. Their belongings and tools are beside them. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Female military officers : two people

    Geography and Travels · Personalities · Politics and Government · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts two women in military ceremonial uniform. One woman is helping to make adjustments to the uniform of the other, who is looking at her reflection in the mirror and adjusting her collar. On the left, a drill weapon is propped up against the wall while a notice...
  • Samsui woman at work, 1986 : profile [1]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a Samsui woman working at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. She is scrubbing the grooves between tiles. A piece of brown paper covers her characteristic samsui red headgear. She is also wearing the blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. Date of creation estimated. Title...
  • Samsui woman at work, 1986 : profile [2]

    Economy · Geography and Travels · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph depicts a Samsui woman, with her tools beside her, scrubbing the grooves between tiles at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. She is dressed in her characteristic samsui red headgear and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Bagpipers : participating [2]

    Geography and Travels · Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows four girls from the Singapore's Girl Pipers band playing the bagpipes and looking resplendent in their Scottish kilts. Title devised by Library staff.