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  1. Street Cred: Phan Dinh Phung, My Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather

    An unassuming street named Phan Dinh Phung runs through Saigon’s Phu Nhuan District. It is named after a Vietnamese revolutionary who led rebel armies against French colonial forces in the 1880s and 1890s. He is also my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather.

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  2. [Photos] The Joy and Hardships of Life in 1963 Binh Phuoc

    Binh Phuoc Province, located on the Vietnam-Cambodia border and known as two separate provinces, Phuoc Long and Binh Loc, in the 1960s, was an important site for many battles during the American war.

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  3. [Photos] Memories of 1966 Saigon in 11 Film Photos

    Have you ever wondered why a fascination about old images is encoded in our blood? Tattered family albums, tiny Polaroid shots, a roll of undeveloped film — these have great potential to surprise us with vivid reminders of how quickly things change and how transient the subjects of our past were.

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  4. [Photos] 23 Photos of Saigon Street Life in 1969-1970

    Free of international-style skyscrapers, Saigon’s urban quarters used to be all red roofs and modernist tube houses in the late 1960s.

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  5. [Photos] The Streets of Cho Lon, as Seen Through Old Postcards

    From downtown Saigon, take Tran Hung Dao Boulevard, drive past rows of towering dipterocarp trees, and one will arrive in the colorful quarters of Cho Lon.

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