129 photographs from an album (B3955)

These photographs were originally from the same album. A photograph on a loose sheet shows a boy in a classroom and on which is written ‘Lan Jhis Leing 20.5.1929 篮基祥.’With continuous improvement of camera technology, it became possible to take photographs without the assistance of a studio in the first decades of the 20th century. Many middle-class families collected photographs in albums as a way of documenting family life, or documentasi keluarga.Ranging from formal studio portraits to albums of snapshots of everyday life and stately ancestral portraits, this large group of photographs reveals the many forms of photography available and gives insight into the various aspects of the lives of Peranakans.

20th century
Image size: 10.5 x 5.8 cm
Accession No.
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Photographs and Negatives