From the Family Album: Portraits from the Lee Brothers
Studio, Singapore, 1910-1925
This collection of the work of the Lee Brothers, King Yan and Poh Yan, is extracted from some 2,500 photographs in the possession of the Singapore National Archives, their largest single collection of photographic portraits. The brothers, in their studio in Hill Street, left behind a stunning record of middle class Singapore on show from this period. Although the subjects are mainly Chinese, there's a fair sprinkling of other races showing off their seriousness and finery as well. Sadly these photographs came from an age when the photographer did not tell the subject to say 'Cheese!' for there's barely a smile through out the book. 127 pages including the historian, Gretchen Liu's, introduction.
Weight: 1kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition: The dust jacket has some slight curling at the edges. Otherwise the book looks new.