Malay shipbuilder

Taken in a seaside kampong, this picture shows a shipbuilder surrounded by curious children. Shipbuilders in those days were valued for their skills and quality work, made more remarkable by the fact that they picked up knowledge and skills passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation.

Artist Name
G R Lambert & Company
Date/Period
1890s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 21.5 x 27.5 cm
Accession No.
1993-00285-061
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Photographs and Negatives