Wade Collection

The Wade Collection refers to the collection of postcards assembled by Malcolm Wade for publication in Wade, M., and Khoo, S. N. (2003) Penang Postcard Collection 1899-1930s, published by Janus Print and Resources and republished by Areca Books. These postcards show the buildings, streets, everyday life and grand occasions on Penang Island and mainland – Province Wellesley between the boom years of 1899 and 1930s.


How to request a copy without a watermark?
The images are copyright to Malcolm Wade. A higher resolution non-watermark copy may be purchased from Areca Books


Each image has been given a scan number – e.g. WPPC_56 – is for reference when you contact the Library.
WPPC – Wade Penang Postcard Collection – this code is the same for each image.
56 – indicates the page number in the book where the images is found – this number is different for each image.


Where to buy the book?
The original book - Penang Postcard Collection 1899–1930s, is still available from;


Areca Books
70 Lebuh Acheh
10200 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : + 60 (0) 4-2610307  
Fax: + 60 (0) 4-2633970
Email: arecabooks@gmail.com
Website: www.arecabooks.com


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this website. Any errors are regretted.
If you have any evidence and further information about the scenes captured in the postcard images – we would like to hear from you.


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