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  • St. Andrew’s Cathedral : group photograph

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a group photograph taken within the cathedral. It is most probably of the cathedral choir, after Choirmaster Edwin Brown recruited ladies as choir members. A notice titled "St. Andrew’s Cathedral Clothing Shop" is seen on the notice board in...
  • St. Andrew's Cathedral : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. The picture is in an album marked ‘pre 1914’, and it shows the St. Andrew's Cathedral. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo in British Ceylon. It is located near Colombo Harbour, at the junction of York Street with Leyden Bastion Road. A traditional Ceylon covered bullock cart can be seen in the foreground on the left....
  • Kampong house : general view

    Streets and Places · Heritage and Culture · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a traditional Malay kampong house on stilts, with a timber frame, attap roof and walls. The house is surrounded by coconut palms and other types of forestation. The people living in the house can be seen at the...
  • Back Bay, Bombay (Mumbai) from Malabar Hill : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a view of the Back Bay, from Malabar Hill. Bombay (now Mumbai) can be seen in the distance, in the background. In the foreground is the back of a building with a Chevrolet advertisement on the roof. Date...
  • Colombo Harbour : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a tug anchored in Colombo Harbour, British Ceylon, with a view of the open sea beyond the breakwater. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Funeral procession : general view [2]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows part of a Chinese funeral procession walking along Bras Basah Road. Four bearers wearing funerary dress and headgear are carrying a decorated sedan chair. Several musicians with Chinese gongs are following behind the sedan chair. No date of...
  • Spectators on the dock at the opening of the Singapore Naval Base’s floating dock : rear view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Events · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph shows some of the invited guests looking across the waters, towards the observation tower on the opposite side. The No. 5...
  • Floating dock at the Singapore Naval Base : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the official opening ceremony of the Floating Dock on 14 August 1929. The picture shows the 50,000 ton floating dock in the Johore Straits. This dock had been towed in two sections from the United Kingdom where...
  • Chon Seng Bamboo and Rattan Chair Maker : exterior

    Streets and Places · Organisations · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the premises of Chon Seng Bamboo and Rattan Chair Maker at No. 5 Stamford Road. Rattan chairs, baskets and other wares are displayed at the shop entrance. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information...
  • Bottom of the floating dock at the Singapore Naval Base : general view [1]

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph depicts a view of the bottom deck of the new floating dock, taken from above at one end of the dock....
  • Railway, Singapore : general view

    Streets and Places · Transportation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a section of the railway line leading to Kranji. A note on the back indicates that the picture is taken northwards from Chancery Lane. Bukit Timah Canal can be seen on the left of the railway track, and...
  • Crag Hotel, Penang, 1933 : general view

    Streets and Places · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. Dated 1933, it shows part of the Crag Hotel on Penang Hill and the road leading to the hotel. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Funeral procession : general view [3]

    Heritage and Culture · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows an elaborately decorated hearse drawn by two black horses, as part of a Chinese funeral procession along Bras Basah Road. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Old Port of Marseille, France : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a view of the Old Port of Marseille (Vieux Port), taken from the ship as she approached the port. Some of the buildings along the coast and another ship can also be seen in the picture. Date of...
  • Marseille, France, 1930s : aerial view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows an aerial view of Marseille, taken from the hills behind the Old Port of Marseille (Vieux-Port). A major thoroughfare and the areas beyond the city of Marseille can be seen in the picture. The outlines of the Frioul...
  • Mountain range behind Tawahi, Aden, Yemen : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a partial view of Tawahi and the mountain range behind Tawahi. Tawahi, a port city is also known as Steamer Point during its colonial days. The clock tower on the hill overlooking the port can also be seen...
  • Observation tower on the Singapore Naval Base’s floating dock : general view

    Transportation · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a photograph from E. A. Brown’s collection. It was taken during the opening ceremony of the Singapore Naval Base's floating dock on 14 August 1929. The photograph is taken from one side of the floating dock and shows the observation tower on the far side, with a gangway...
  • Palm trees, Bukit Timah : general view

    Nature and Environment · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several palm trees at the filter beds on Bukit Timah Road. A Palmyra Palm is seen on the left, while two Traveller’s Palms are on the right. Gravestones in the old Bukit Timah Cemetery on the far side...
  • Kampong houses : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows attap-roofed houses in a kampong. The two houses seen in the middle ground serve as shops. Stacks of rattan fish traps are displayed outside each house. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed...
  • Suez Canal, 1930s : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the west bank of the Suez Canal just after the ship has entered the canal from the Red Sea. The town of Suez is out of sight behind the trees. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library...
  • Mountain range behind Port at Aden : general view

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows the mountains behind the Port at Aden, Yemen. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed by Richard Hale.
  • Sun Kee Heng Eating House : exterior

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows Sun Kee Eating House which is at the corner of a three-storey shophouse on Upper Hokkien Street in Chinatown. These shophouses with shuttered windows and covered ‘five foot’ walkways at street level were typical in the 1900s. The...
  • Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows two European visitors at the Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery (also known as Shuang Lin Monastery or Siong Lim Temple) in Toa Payoh. One of the visitors is partially seen, hidden behind a square beam. The visitors are...