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  • Taping rubber, Singapore

    Economy · Geography and Travels
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of two Malay boys at a rubber tree. The sap is collected in a small bowl placed at the bark of the rubber tree. In this photograph the sap is being transferred to a metal pail placed at the bottom of the...
  • A Malay boy tapping a rubber tree, Singapore

    Economy
    This is a coloured postcard with a photograph of a Malay boy tapping a rubber tree. He is wearing a songkok and a long-sleeved jacket. More rubber trees can be seen in the background. The back of the postcard is unwritten. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapore Tapping rubber

    Economy
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a Malay lady and a boy at a rubber tree. The lady is tapping rubber so that the sap would be collected in a small bowl placed at the bark of the rubber tree. In this photograph the bowl is on...
  • Peeling the cocoanut shell Singapore

    Economy
    This is a coloured postcard with a photograph of a Malay man peeling coconut shells. A man dressed in western attire and a white hat standing on the left seems to be supervising the Malay man. A tall pile of coconut shells can be seen behind them. The back of...
  • Rubber tapping Singapore

    Economy
    This is a black-and-white postcard with a photograph of a man tapping rubber at a rubber tree. His back is facing the camera. The sap is collected in a small bowl placed at the bark of the rubber tree. The back of the postcard is unwritten. Date of creation estimated.
  • Singapour : un coin du quai = a corner of the port

    Streets and Places · Economy
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of a scenery of a dock. It shows a dock filled with port workers engaged in their work. On the left and in the back of the photograph are two large godowns. The words "Singapour : un coin du quai...
  • 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...
  • Singapour : usine de Zinc - le lavage = Zinc Factory - the washing

    Economy
    This is a black and white postcard with a photograph of workers at a zinc factory. Six workers are being supervised by a man wearing a white jacket and helmet. The words "Singapour : usine de Zinc - le lavage = Zinc Factory - the washing" are printed at the...
  • Singapore, Anson Road

    Economy · Streets and Places
    This postcard shows Boustead Institute, a colonial building with a clock at the top of its façade at the junction of Anson and Tanjong Pagar Roads. It was a hostel for merchant seamen. This postcard has a divided back format.
  • Rottan washing Singapore. Bukit Timah Road

    Economy · Nature and Environment
    This black-and-white picture postcard shows Malay men working with rotan (Malay for "rattan") at Bukit Timah Road. Rotan has been spelled as "Rottan". Long strips of rotan have been placed in the sun. Attap-roofed wooden houses can be seen in the background. This postcard has a divided back format.
  • Singapore, Anson Road

    Economy · Streets and Places · Transportation
    This postcard shows Boustead Institute, a colonial building with a clock at the top of its façade at the junction of Anson and Tanjong Pagar Roads. The Institute was a hostel for merchant seamen. A row of shophouses along Anson Road can be seen on the right.
  • Singapore : Granite mine - Bukit Timah

    Economy
    This black-and-white picture postcard shows men working at a granite mine at Bukit Timah. This postcard has a divided back format.