Photograph of a funeral procession

The photograph shows a hearse surrounded by family members of the departed wearing mourning garments, during the funeral of Mrs Tan Bang Wan. This photograph came from the collection of Botan House, the ancestral home built by Tan Kim Tian in 1883 at the corner of Neil Road and Craig Road (since demolished). Together with his son Tan Beng Wan, Tan Kim Tian founded Tan Kim Tian and Son Steamship Company in 1871, which was one of the first in Singapore to buy and build ships. He was also the first president of the Tan clan temple.

Date/Period
19th century
Region
Found in Singapore
Dimension
Frame size: 78.0 x 87.8 cm, Image size: 45.3 x 58.5 cm
Accession No.
2017-00932
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of the estate of Tan Cheng Siang
Category
Photographs and Negatives