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Tanjong Katong in the 1920s.

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Jubilee photo studio.

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Flats at Macpherson housing estate, 1970s.

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Children at a kampong in Geylang Serai in the 1960s.

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(Left) A five-foot way noodle seller in the 1950s. (Right) Portrait of a Chinese family in the 1920s.

Days of Yore

See our past through photos from the National Archives of Singapore.
Apr 19, 2019 5:50 AM

NEED A FAMILY PHOTO? These days, no one thinks twice about whipping out a mobile phone, gathering everyone close and snapping a wefie.

But back in the day, during the late 19th and 20th centuries, portrait photography was reserved for special occasions, such as Chinese New Year.

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