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  • Digital model of Marina Bay, 1970s : close-up

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph captures a model of the newly reclaimed Marina Bay area, likely made using early digital techniques. The flyover seen in this digital model is the East Coast Parkway (ECP). Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Colourful animal-shaped floats on Singapore River : general view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows colourful floats in the Singapore River, in the shape of animals such as a dolphin, a turtle, a whale, and more. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Puppet : close-up

    Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a close-up view of a colourful and intricately designed puppet. TItle devised by Library staff.
  • Calligrapher, 1970s : front view [1]

    Arts · Personalities · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Chinese calligrapher working on his craft. Calligraphers were among the five-foot-way traders who conducted their businesses along shophouse walk-ways which were five feet wide. Such calligraphy stalls were commonly found in areas such as Chinatown. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Calligrapher : profile

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This black and white photograph shows the profile of a Chinese calligrapher writing auspicious Chinese verses for sale. His works are displayed on the wall behind him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Tattoo on man : rear view

    Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    A man displays his tattooed back for this photograph. His tattoos consist of Chinese characters (同是天涯沦落人, 相逢何必曾相识), animal depictions and a religious deity. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese calligraphers at work, 1960s : general view

    Personalities · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two Chinese calligraphers at work along a five-foot-way during the 1960s in Singapore. They are surrounded by their work which are hung on the walls. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Calligrapher : front view

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    A bespectacled calligrapher is shown in this black and white photograph, seated at a table writing auspicious Chinese verses for sale. His works are displayed all around him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Display board which welcomes the Amir of Kuwait : general view

    Events · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This is a photograph of a board with the words "Welcome to H H Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Amir of the State of Kuwait" supported by poles flying colourful banners. Amir is an arabic word for commander, general or prince. The background shows a section of Jurong Town Hall...
  • Calligrapher, 1970s : front view [2]

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970s photograph shows a Chinese calligrapher at work. Calligraphers were among the five-foot-way traders and craftsmen who conducted their business along shophouse walk-ways which were five feet wide. Such calligraphy stalls were commonly found in areas such as Chinatown. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x 10 cm. Title devised...
  • Calligrapher cum fortune-teller : front view

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    A bespectacled calligrapher is shown in this black and white photograph, seated at a table writing auspicious Chinese verses for sale. His works are displayed all around him. He is also a fortune teller. On the table and in front of it are advertisements of his services. Title devised by...