On back: "Photographien volgens de nieuwste procedees op allerlei gebied”

This is a photograph of five people with a woman on the right carrying a baby. This large group of photographs provides important visual documentation of the fashion, studio photography and lifestyle of Peranakans of the Straits Settlements and Indonesia in the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. The collection also allows study of different photographic techniques and covers a wide range of themes, including changing fashions (from baju panjang and baju kurong to kebaya and cheongsam), festive celebrations (weddings, funerals, ancestral rites, Chinese New Year), interiors, transportation and children.

20th Century
Straits Settlements or Indonesia
Image size: 17.0 x 12.3 cm, Object size: 20.6 x 13.3 cm
Accession No.
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr and Mrs Lee Kip Lee
Photographs and Negatives