Photograph of Mrs Tan Gwat Bing at a sewing machine

This photograph shows Mrs Tan Gwat Bing, nee Hok Nio Tjoa (1888-1967) sitting behind a sewing machine. Mrs Tan Gwat Bing was the wife of Tan Gwat Bing (1884-1949), a Chinese Peranakan born in Yogyakarta. He was an avid amateur photographer and businessmen. 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: 14.5 x 9.8 cm, Object size: 23.0 x 17.8 cm
Accession No.
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Photographs and Negatives