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These 17 Old Photos Show Life in Vietnam 100 Years Ago With Vivid Color

The last century has been one of immense change for Vietnam. It has been one full of occupation, liberation, war and peace. This set of vivid color photos taken between 1914 and 1917 by Leon Busy is the closest we’ll ever get to time travel (unless you have a time machine, of course).


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Busy (1874-1950) was a French officer serving in Indochina who was also an avid photographer and with funding from millionaire French banker Albert Kahn, he ended up taking nearly two thousand color photographs of Indochina. Some of the collection is on display at the Albert Kahn Museum outside of Paris.

Head over to Manhhai’s amazing Flickr page for the full collection.

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