[Singapore]. Collection of 12 photographs.

[Singapore, ca. 1880/90.

12 albumen prints. 265 x 210 mm. Each mounted on a cardboard carrier (330 x 420 mm). Handwritten German captions.


Documenting life in fin-de-siècle Singapore, the images show the German Club, the Chinese quarter, the Botanical Garden, and the busy pier area, as well as local fishermen and farmers working in coffee, pepper, and cocoa plantations. The ensemble is topped off by two lovely still lifes of exotic fruit from Singapore and Malacca, including pineapple, durian, bananas, and cocoanuts.

The photos were presumably taken and processed by G. R. Lambert & Co., a Singapore photo studio founded in 1875 by the Berlin-born photographer Gustav Lambert. With bases in the Sultanate of Deli, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Borneo, the covcern quickly advanced to the biggest photo studio on the Malay Peninsula, producing some 3,000 images of the Far East at the turn of the century alone.

Cardboard somewhat browned and slightly foxed; images crisp and clean.

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