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  • Kling hawker of breads and cakes, waiting for customers, Singapore

    Economy
    This is a coloured postcard with a photograph of a Kling hawker with his breads and cakes for sale. The breads and cakes are neatly stacked in a round container with cover. Part of a wooden building and the surrounding fence is seen behind the hawker. The postcard is written...
  • Kling boy, Singapore

    Personalities
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a Kling boy in a dress. He is performing to music played by two Indian men, one playing a portable keyboard while the other has an instrument with a string. The back of the postcard is unwritten. Date of creation estimated.
  • Thaipusam, Singapore

    Heritage and Culture
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of an Indian man being prepared for a Thaipusam ceremony. The man is carrying a kavadi, while another man is piercing the spokes of the kavadi into his body. Around him are several Indian men busy making preparations. Title devised...
  • British soldiers with dignitaries

    Politics and Government · Personalities
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a group of men. It shows British soldiers, wearing uniforms and helmets, standing with several dignitaries. The dignitaries are wearing traditional South Asian garb and turbans. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Thaipusam, Singapore

    Heritage and Culture
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of an Indian man carrying a kavadi during a Thaipusam ceremony. The man is wearing an undergarment and has the spokes of the kavadi pierced into his body. He is walking barefoot on a street lined on both sides with...
  • Thaipusam, Singapore

    Heritage and Culture
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of an Indian man carrying a kavadi during a Thaipusam ceremony. The man has two sharp objects pierced into his cheeks and one sharp object pierced through his tongue. The words "Thaipusam, Singapore" are printed at the bottom of the...
  • Singapore, street-scene

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a street scene outside Tong Cheong Tailor along South Bridge Road, at the junction with Cross Street. Several Chinese shops are seen along the road. Indian hawkers and Chinese coolies are seen on the street. This postcard has a divided back....
  • Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore

    Nature and Environment · Economy
    A black and white postcard of palm trees lining the paths of a garden in Tanjong Katong. The popularity of palms as ornamental plants for drive-ways and gardens in Malaya was partly due to the ease of growing these trees in the tropics. The four men walking in between the...
  • Greetings from Singapore - A group of natives

    Streets and Places · Nature and Environment · Heritage and Culture
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of several Indian men and boys wearing loincloths and turbans, and a girl in a sari. One of the men is holding a pole in the air. At the other end of the pole is a man holding a gymnastic...
  • Lavender Street, Singapore

    Streets and Places
    This shows the front and back of a coloured picture postcard with a divided back. The front shows a photograph of several Indians walking along Lavender Street.