1922 - 1925 + 1938 - 1939 SUPERB GROUP OF ORIGINAL PHOTO ALBUMS [5] DETAILING THE LIVES OF A BRITISH FAMILY IN MALAYA AND A WIDE LENS INTO BRITISH COLONIAL LIFE OF RUBBER PLANTATIONS, TIN MINING AND BRITISH SOCIAL LIFE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

By: PETER MOORE Snr. ?

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On offer is a fascinating collection of photo albums depicting a British family living in Malaya in the post WWI era. There are 5 albums in the group. Four cover the period 1922 - 1925. They are approximately 12 inches by 9 inches in size (landscape layout) and contain 60 pages each. In terms of completeness, they are respectively 25%, 66%, 97% and 100 % complete. The fifth album covers the period 1938 - 39. It measures approximately 10 3/4 inches by 8 inches (landscape layout). It has 22 pages and is 100% complete. The photographs are a mix of colour and black & white with the great majority being black & white. There is no identifying information about either of the individuals photographed nor the exact location of the picture. The first album contains obvious travel photographs (post cards which may have been taken on the trip out from Britain. These are colour and show well-known buildings such as the Acropolis and Hagia Sophia. From several loose cards, we can see that the sender and possibly the owner of all the albums is a man named "Pete". The fifth album has the name Peter John Moore given as the name of a child. One can presume this is the son of the owner of the albums - Peter Moore from Rustington England. Malaya by the 1920's was a well-established British colony. It was a key supplier of rubber and tin. The population was diverse with a significant number of Chinese moving into the colony but there was no mistaking where the British stood on the social ladder. The photographs in the 1923 - 25 albums chiefly show family scenes and individuals engaged in any number of activities - visiting a beach, riding donkeys with locals assisting, and countryside scenes such as one with a junk-rigged boat sailing along a canal. Others show rickshaw drivers, towers and pagodaroofed buildings. Throughout the years, we see a British family living a very good life in Malaya. On photo depicts a Chinese building with clearly identifiable script characters on the wall. The 1938 - 39 album follows the growth and development of a child - Peter John Moore from March 1938 through August, 1939. The latter pictures were taken in England at Fleet and Selsey. This is a fine photographic record of life in a British colony during the heyday of the Empire. Not only is it a visual record of a time long passed but in the hands of a skilled researcher or historian, these photographs will tell a much deeper story that their subject likely ever considered.; Photo Album; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, 20TH CENTURY, 1920S, 1930S, MALAYA; MALAYA BETWEEN THE WARS; PETER MOORE; BRITISH COLONIAL LIFE IN MALAYA, POSTCARDS, PHOTOGRAPHS, BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS, TRAVEL PHOTOS, FAMILY PHOTOS, BRITISH COLONIES, SOUTH EAST ASIA, RUBBER, TIN MINING, PRE WORLD WAR II, COLONIAL ASIA, BRITANNICA, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, DIARY, DIARIES, JOURNALS, PERSONAL HISTORY, SOCIAL HISTORY, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, ANTIQUITÉ, CONTRAT, VÉLIN, DOCUMENT, MANUSCRIT, PAPIER ANTIKE, BRIEF, PERGAMENT, DOKUMENT, MANUSKRIPT, PAPIER OGGETTO D'ANTIQUARIATO, ATTO, VELINA, DOCUMENTO, MANOSCRITTO, CARTA ANTIGÜEDAD, HECHO, VITELA, DOCUMENTO, MANUSCRITO, PAPEL

Title: 1922 - 1925 + 1938 - 1939 SUPERB GROUP OF ORIGINAL PHOTO ALBUMS [5] DETAILING THE LIVES OF A BRITISH FAMILY IN MALAYA AND A WIDE LENS INTO BRITISH COLONIAL LIFE OF RUBBER PLANTATIONS, TIN MINING AND BRITISH SOCIAL LIFE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

Author Name: PETER MOORE Snr. ?

Illustrator: Illustrated by /

Categories: 20th Century Rare Book, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, All, 20th Century Ephemera,

Publisher: Malaya - Britain, 1922

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0008033

Keywords: Keywords: History Of 20th Century 1920S 1930S Malaya; Malaya Between The Wars; Peter Moore; British Colonial Life In Malaya POSTCARDS PHOTOGRAPHS Black And White Photos Travel Photos