1800s Singapore photograph archive valued at $89,000

An archive of 75 photographs taken in Singapore during the mid to late 1800s is to auction at Sotheby's London on April 30.

Singapore photos Sothebys
The collection shows Signapore as it was during the mid 19th century

The rare lot carries an estimate of £40,000-60,000 ($59,213-88,820).

G Lambert & Co, a photographic company founded in Dresden that set up shop in Singapore during the mid 1870s, captured the images.

Sotheby's comments: "Work from the 1870s and early 1880s by Lambert & Co. is scarce... what they produced in retrospect remains the single most important existing pictorial record of Southeast Asia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries."

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