This is a 1950s photograph of a street scene in Chinatown. Street vendors with their wares and passer-bys (including children and adults) are seen squatting or standing along the sides of the populated street. The street is also lined with 3-storey shophouses, with laundries hung out to dry on bamboo poles. This is part of a compiled album, with a label “PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." The caption in the album reads “Street Scene”. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.