Wah Kioh studio framed photograph of a Peranakan family

This photograph shows a group of four posing before a pastoral backdrop. It is mounted on a board stamped with the shop mark ‘像照僑華內廖Wah Kioh Photographer Tandjong Pinang.’Studios were already established across the Strait Settlements and the Dutch East Indies by the 1840s and became increasingly prevalent in the 1850s. During the 1920s, Chinese-owned studios dominated the studio photography trade in Southeast Asia. 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
Frame size: 35.5 x 29.5 x 2.4 cm, Image size: 19.2 x 14.2 cm
Accession No.
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Photographs and Negatives

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