Penang Postcard Collection: 1899 – 1930s

Penang, Malaysia – once a part of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya. Penang’s boom as a seaport on the Far Eastern steamship route, coincided with the rise of the picture postcard at the turn of the 20th century. From this bustling port teeming with travellers and migrants, thousands of postcards of Penang were sent off into the world. These picture postcards give vivid impressions of Penang’s centre of commerce and administration, its streets and suburbs, its hill resort and its beaches. With over 700 postcards compiled by Malcolm Wade, this is the largest collection of prewar Penang postcards ever published. The local historical context is researched by Khoo Salma Nasution, author of the best-selling book, ‘Streets of George Town, Penang’. This collection serves as a testimony to Penang’s rich heritage, as well as a visual resource for researchers, artists, collectors and all those who love Penang.

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Penang, Malaysia – once a part of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya. Penang’s boom as a seaport on the Far Eastern steamship route, coincided with the rise of the picture postcard at the turn of the 20th century. From this bustling port teeming with travellers and migrants, thousands of postcards of Penang were sent off into the world. These picture postcards give vivid impressions of Penang’s centre of commerce and administration, its streets and suburbs, its hill resort and its beaches. With over 700 postcards compiled by Malcolm Wade, this is the largest collection of prewar Penang postcards ever published. The local historical context is researched by Khoo Salma Nasution, author of the best-selling book, ‘Streets of George Town, Penang’. This collection serves as a testimony to Penang’s rich heritage, as well as a visual resource for researchers, artists, collectors and all those who love Penang.

 

Publisher: Areca Books

Hardback

2003

ISBN: 9789832885009