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  • Boat taxis : general view [3]

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows sampans in the waters alongside the Beach Road steps near Clyde Terrace Market. Some of the boatmen or labourers are seen in the foreground, unloading goods. Junks, schooners and steamers are also seen in the waters, in the...
  • Vegetable seller at roadside

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a vegetable seller squatting by the roadside, in front of a row of shophouses. The vegetables are laid out for sale on several bamboo trays and baskets. A carrying pole used for transporting the vegetables is placed against...
  • Labourer carrying sugar canes

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a labourer walking barefoot on the road, with a carrying pole placed on one shoulder. He is carrying two bundles of sugar canes suspended from the pole. Crossing the path of the labourer is a bullock-drawn water cart...
  • Boat taxis : general view [2]

    Transportation · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a large number of sampans in the waters. The picture was taken onshore at Beach Road near Clyde Terrace Market. Sugar cane, fruits and vegetables are being unloaded by the boatmen. A large pile of chipped granite used...
  • Chinese labourer : full-length portrait

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a barefoot Chinese labourer carrying some cloth. Two large baskets full of cloth are suspended from a carrying pole across the bare-chested labourer’s shoulder. A swing gate is partially seen in the background, on the right. No date...
  • Wooden clog seller at roadside

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a wooden clog seller wearing a traditional conical hat, squatting by the roadside in front of a shophouse. Wooden clog bases are placed in two baskets on the ground, on either side of the vendor. A carrying pole...
  • Trading boats trying to sell their goods at Port Said, Egypt : general view

    Sports and Recreation · Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a 1930s photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows three boats alongside the ship, with merchants trying to conduct trade with passengers on the ship. Bargaining is done by shouting to and fro between the merchant and the passenger. Money and goods will be traded via a...
  • Woman carrying baskets walking by a Chinese Catholic Church : rear view

    Economy · Streets and Places · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows a barefoot woman walking past an unidentified Chinese Catholic Church. She is carrying two large bundles of basket-ware suspended from a carrying pole across her shoulder. No date of creation provided. Title devised by Library staff. Information contributed...
  • Street hawkers at roadside

    Economy · Edwin A. Brown Collection
    This is a pre-1914 photograph from E. A. Brown's collection. It shows several street hawkers set up stall along a road, in front of a row shophouses. The street hawker (in the foreground) is barefoot and seated behind a round rattan ‘table’ with his wares, which appears to be a...