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[Photos] The Black-and-White Magic of Saigon in the Early 60s

Saigon is developing at such a dizzying rate that it’s hard to picture a time when the southern hub’s streets weren’t jam-packed with vehicles. Therefore, what this collection of black-and-white photos offers is a rare glimpse into the city's old days when personal space still existed.

Not much is known about the photographer behind these snapshots except for his name: Richard H. MacKinnon. From 1962 to 1963, he roamed the streets of the city, capturing Saigon’s most recognizable landmarks in their heyday: Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Tao Dan Park, the now-fenced-off Le Loi and the Saigon Tax Center.

Take a trip down memory lane with MacKinnon’s black-and-white montage, courtesy of Flickr user manhhai, as usual, below:


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