Photograph Album Belonging to Plantation Owner Arthur A. Loeb

Arthur A. Loeb was a plantation owner who lived in Singapore between the 1890s to the 1900s. This personal album contains photographs of Loeb and his family at their home at Upper Wilkie Street, known at that time as Osborne House, and includes several interior views of the house. Osborne House was used by the Japanese Consulate before WWII, and after the war by the Social Welfare Department for housing juvenile Chinese prostitutes. It was later run as the Mount Emily Girls’ Home and subsequently Wilkie Road Children’s Home.