Penang 500 Early Postcards
By the late 19th century, Penang had become a thriving port trading in rubber, spices and tin. Its prosperity attracted immigrants from around the world and the island was a rich melting pot of Chinese, Indians, Malays, Europeans and many other peoples.
The postcards reproduced in this book are drawn from the huge collection of Penang-born Professor Cheah Jin Seng, the author of Singapore: 500 Early Postcards, Malaya: 500 Early Postcards, Perak: 300 Early Postcards and Selangor: 300 Early Postcards.This title in the Early Postcards series will present a diverse array of picture postcards of Penang -- including of its capital George Town, now a World Heritage site -- from the 1890s to the 1970s.
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angsana angsana trees Ayer Itam Beach Street Botanic Gardens British built Campbell Street centre Chingay Chingay procession Chulia Street Cornwallis Cricket Club Divided Publisher Downing Street EastErn and OriEntal Esplanade European Farquhar Street Federal Rubber Stamp FMSR Station building foreground Fort Cornwallis Francis Light George Town Government Buildings Hokkien House Indian Ipoh Jalan Kaulfuss Kedah Kleingrothe Kuala Lumpur Light Street Macalister Road Malay Malaya Memorial Clock Tower Municipal Offices building Nikko Nikko Studio Nil Back Northam Road OriEntal HOtEl Padang Penang Cancellation Penang Harbour Penang Hill Penang Hill Railway Penang Road Penang/No Peranakan photographic ppc showing Pitt Street Post Office Postcard ppc depicts ppc is dated printed in England printed in Germany Province Wellesley Queen Victoria Memorial railway Raphael Tuck real photographic ppc rickshaws S.M. Manicum School sepia ppc Singapore Swettenham Pier temple Tuck & Sons Undivided untitled Victoria Memorial Clock Victoria Pier Waterfall Weld Quay