A 1950s photograph showing a thin and aged Chinese man who is rushing to cover up his goods for sale. The man is probably an opium smoker. Opium smoking was widely practised in Singapore in the early 19th century. Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album. Date of creation estimated.
All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.