A Gambier and pepper plantation

This black and white photograph portrays a scene of a Gambier and pepper plantation with two European men wearing white suits with matching hats. Gambier (Uncaria gambir) plants in this picture have been planted to accommodate the pepper plant that naturally entwines around Gambier. In 1819 the idea of a Gambier plantation was started and proved to be a success for Singapore. Gambier in the past had been used for tanning purposes as well as a natural dye.

Date/Period
c. 1900
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: L29.2 x W21.2
Accession No.
1993-00292
Material
Paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Photographs and Negatives