Postcards from the Past: New York Public Library releases images of 1900s Singapore

In a rather generous move by the New York Public Library, they’ve recently digitised and unleashed 180,000 hi-res images from their collection onto the internet — and they’re all amazing.

Aside from fascinating historical maps and other oddities from around the world, there’s also a bountiful collection of scans depicting Singapore’s past (we’re talking early 20th century here), both in photos and in illustrations. Have a gander at some of the great ones we’ve found below:


Check out the rest of the collection on the New York Public Library Digital Collections.

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