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[Photos] 28 Advertisements From Old Saigon

For as much advertising as Saigon has today, the city's billboards and storefronts have made the switch from hand-painted lettering and retro designs to a more modern – and sometimes more generic – form of signage.

Thankfully, Facebook group Sai Gon Vi Vu, has managed to amass a compilation of old Saigon advertisements in the form of brightly colored billboards and shop signs, fancy car detailing and the occasional hand-painted logo. Feast your eyes on these images from 1960s and 70s Saigon below:

[Photos via Facebook group Sai Gon Vi Vu]


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