Rare photos of Peranakans from 1800s to 1900s in new book reveal rapidly evolving societies

The book is edited by art historian and Peranakan scholar Peter Lee. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
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SINGAPORE - Some of the earliest images of Singapore were taken shortly after commercial photography was invented in 1839 in France.

And Peranakans were among the earliest subjects captured by the pioneer European photographers, as shown in Amek Gambar - Taking Pictures: Peranakans And Photography - a new coffee-table book by the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) that was launched on Tuesday (Dec 15).

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