Album with 80 Original photographs of a German visitor visiting Singapore. Giving a detailed account of daily life at the Teutonia Club in Goodwood Singapore. ( Nowadays Hotel Goodwood.) Originally the Teutonia Club was an exclusive enclave for the expatriate German community in Singapore.. Some names.: v. Berg, Kessler, Mühlinghaus, Hasenfratz, Philipp Baasch.
Singapore, ca., 1901.- 1903. Oblong 4to. original halfgreen moroc. On first blank in handwriting " Singapore ". Photographs 10,5 x 8 cm. or. 17,2 x 12,5 cm. All photographs mounted and in a well legible handwriting below a description and often the date of the image in German. In very good condition. The photographs are albumen prints, gelatin prints and platina types. 74 photographs were made in Singapore, the others are photographs made during the trip to Singapore.
Very nice album giving a good impression of the daily life of a German businessman who stayed at the Teutonia Club or House Goodwood for about 1,5 years.( Goodwood is now the world famous Hotel Goodwood at Singapore). All photographs with text in German in handwriting. ( Below a list of the translation in English)
1. House Goodwood. 2 and 3. Tennis at the Court near Goodwood 4 -13. Hunting for crocodiles and other big animals. Phillip 1 / 12 1901. 14 ; 15; 16 and 17. Entrance of House Goodwood. 18. Goodwood. 19. Inside Goodwood. 20 Goodwood. 21. Traditional House. 22. Hunting for big animals. 23. Family in a house in Singapore. 24. Street in Singapore. 25. Goodwood. 26 Chinse Temple. 27. "On the road". 28 In the jungle. ( 20 10 1902). 29. Goodwood. Dining Room. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37,38 and 39. In the jungle.( 13 7 1902. ). The trip to Singapore: 40. Genua. 41. Port Said. 42 Port Said. 43. Port Said. 44. Suez Canal. 45. Aden. 46. Singapore. Goodwood. 47., 48, and 49. Singapore Botanical Garden. 50 and 51. Malayan Cabins. 52. In the Chinese District. 53. Cane sugar and Coconut Palms. 54. Mango tree with Malayan soldier. 55. Chinese Junk. 56. Chinese indigo colouring. 57. Chinsese cemetery. 58. Mosque in Tobora (?) inside., 59. Ibidem outside of the same mosque. 60. Goodwood from the tennis court. 61. Coffee drinking at the veranda. 62. and 61 playing with a dog. 63.The study. 64.Hunting Colleagues : " v. Berg, Kessler, and Mühlinghaus" 65. " Hunting Lord " Kessler. 66. " Hunting Colleague" Hasenfratz with his first swine. 67 and 68 My exhibition companions. 69. View on the coats from the company house. 70. Philipp Baasch 7/ 12/ 1902. 71 Urwald. 72 and 73 "Changi "XII 1902. 74.Malayan Cabin. 75. Philipp demonstrating his three barrel gun. 7 12 02. 76. Malayan Cabin. 77. Christmas 1902. 78 and 79. Hunting with Russian officers from the " Admiral Makhinoff " 80. The end." By the early 1900s, Singapore's wealthy European community enjoyed a co"mfortable lifestyle that revolved around suburban estates, social clubs and sport facilities. The Teutonia Club traced its beginnings to 1856 and established premises on Scotts Road soon after. A ball was held on 21 September 1900 to celebrate the opening of the lavish new clubhouse, photographes here, which wa sdesigned by R.A. Bidwell, then of Swan & Maclaren, the leading architects of the time whose other projects included the Raffles Hotel, the Victoria Memorial Hall, the Cricket Club and numerous commercial buildings. In 1914, the club was closed and some 300 German and Austrian residents were interned there prior to being shipped to Australia where they were interned until the end of world War 1. The government seized the clubhouse and its spacious grounds... In 1918, it was auctioned to the Manasseh brothers who renamed it Goodwood Hall and converted it into a venue for entertainment and receptions. In 1929, it became the Goodwood Park Hotel... ( = Malay Peninsula p. 132.)
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