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  • Ladies Tennis Ground, S'pore 28, 1885 : general view

    Streets and Places · Arts · Sports and Recreation · Lambert, G. R.
    This 1885 photograph shows a view of the Ladies Tennis Ground. Taken from the corner of Bencoolen Street and Orchard Road, the photograph depicts a lawn which was known as Dhoby Green. This open area was initially used by the Indian ‘dhobies’ or laundrymen to lay out to dry the...
  • Esplanade.24a, in the 1880s : general view

    Streets and Places · Lambert, G. R.
    This 1880s photograph from G.R. Lambert & Co. shows a view of the Esplanade (present day Padang), with the Singapore Cricket Club in the foreground on the left. The Esplanade was a popular recreational area for cricket, rugby and evening strolls. In the background, Hotel de L'Europe and the spire...