Back Heritage » Hanoi » [Photos] Memories of 1973 Hanoi in 22 Film Photos

[Photos] Memories of 1973 Hanoi in 22 Film Photos

Taken by an unknown photographer working for the American Department of Defense, these crisp color images capture Hanoi’s 1973 street life on film. Have a look below.

The Ngo Quyen-Trang Tien intersection.

Hanoians waiting to get inside the Cong Nhan Theater for a performance by the Kim Phung cải lương troupe.

Pho Trang Tien.

A Hanoi woman with her children.

A section of the tramway network (now defunct) in front of the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater.

At a tramway stop.

Morning coffee for a multi-generational family.

Preparing fresh flowers for the altar.

Young kids at a kindergarten in Nghi Tam.

Bikes, white shirts, and pants were the common life necessities of the time.

"Nothing is more valuable than independence and freedom."

The entrance of the General Store on Trang Tien.

On the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake.

At Gia Lam Airport.

A member of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organization with her friend.

A young boy wearing a tarp as a raincoat.

A building at the Dien Bien Phu-Hang Bong corner.

A toothy smile.

Traditional musicians and singers during a performance.

Ongoing bridge construction.

[Photos via Flickr user manhhai]

Related Articles

in Hanoi

Street Photos in 1973 Capture a Rebuilding Hanoi After Linebacker II

In this collection of black-and-white photos taken by German photographer Horst Faas, Hanoi's streets seem bursting with life, but lurking behind innocent smiling children and packed tram rides are th...

in Hanoi

The Hustle and Bustle of Hanoi Streets in the 1950s

Chaotic streets and bustling markets, Hanoi in the 1950s was not much different than it is now.

in Hanoi

[Photos] 1994 Hanoi in the Eyes of a Former Japan Ambassador to Vietnam

On a day like any other in November 1994, some Hanoians might have been curious about the fact that their shop front and daily routine were being photographed by a wandering Japanese man.

in Hanoi

[Photos] How Did Hanoians Enjoy Tết in 1955?

With Tết less than a month away, now is probably the time to ramp up shopping trips, cleaning tasks and home decoration efforts.

in Hanoi

[Photos] On Hanoi’s Streets in 1979: Trams, Bicycles, Buffaloes and Peace

Postwar-era Vietnam was a time of moving forward, regeneration and establishing a new normalcy.

in Hanoi

A Personal History of Hồ Tây: Romance, Colonial Rule and Subsidy-Era Fishing Heists

My father-in-law has spent decades visiting Hồ Tây (West Lake). His personal story both contrasts and reflects Vietnam's history as a whole and, as a result, offers a profound insight into the im...

Partner Content