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  • Orchard Road, 217, 1870s : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R.
    This 1870s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of Orchard Road. This road began as a country lane lined with bamboo hedge and shrubbery. It is believed that the road got its name from the nutmeg, pepper and fruit orchards that used to lie on both sides...
  • View of Chinatown and outskirts of Chinatown, 1890s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R.
    This 1890s photograph shows the outskirts of the town with a view of People's Park in the foreground. It was taken from the foot of Pearl's Hill towards Fort Canning Hill. In the distance, the spire of the St. Andrew's Cathedral and the roof of the Police Court can be...