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[Photos] A Montage of Saigon's Street Life from 1964-1968

Even today, some parts of Saigon’s road system still leave much to be desired. However, judging by this set of old photos from 1964-1968, at that time most of the metropolis’ thoroughfares didn’t even have asphalt reinforcement.

This collection of film snapshots – taken by former American soldier Dennis Jax – is different from others due to the shots’ square frame. Thus, when put together neatly in rows, these under-saturated, gritty photos form a mosaic of Saigon scenes. Apart from landmarks such as the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, which was built decades before these were taken, most of the city’s modern icons didn’t exist.

Take a tour of Saigon and Vung Tau in 1964-1968 through the photos below:

[Photos via Flickr user manhhai]


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