Photograph of Tan Cheng Siang

Tan Cheng Siang(1885-1977) looks out confidently at the viewer in this studio photograph. Wearing a double breasted suit, complete with a boutonniere and pocket watch, he sits before a plain backdrop with a panama hat by his side. The shop mark ‘Koon Sun Photographer, Singapore’ can be seen on the photograph. Koon Sun Photo Studio was located along South Bridge Road in Singapore’s city centre. It was one of the two photographic studios established by Lee Tat Loon and Lee Tit Loon, whose son went on to found Lee Brothers Studio. This photograph came from the collection of Botan House, the ancestral home built by Tan Kim Tian.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Found in Singapore
Dimension
Frame size: 113.0 x 85.0 cm, Image size: 103.0 x 76.5 cm
Accession No.
2017-00933
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of the estate of Tan Cheng Siang
Category
Photographs and Negatives