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This negative shows two bowls of food.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.

Date/Period
Straits Settlements to Indonesia
Region
Straits Settlements or Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: 7.6 x 6.1 cm
Accession No.
2015-01893
Material
Paper
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr and Mrs Lee Kip Lee
Category
Photographs and Negatives