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[Photos] Life on Saigon Streets in 1971 Through the Lens of an American Soldier

If you were born when these photos were taken, you would be 47 years old now.

In this collection of photos of old Saigon, taken by American solider, Douglas Elgin, the southern Vietnamese metropolis could almost pass for a town in Europe or the US. Colorful banners in English and throngs of automobiles on the streets contribute to the city’s cosmopolitan vibe. Nonetheless, the sight of ladies in white áo dài and street vendors assure viewers that Saigon still retained much of its unique culture.

Have a gander at what our beloved city looked like in 1971 through the film photos below:

[Photos via Flickr user manhhai]


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