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[Photos] Vintage Vietnamese Lottery Tickets Are Works of Art

In contrast with the bright red colored, formulaic designs of today’s Vietnamese lottery tickets, those of the mid-twentieth century were more like postcards and graced with intricate artwork.

The ornate designs and varied themes act as historical relics that show us how design aesthetics evolved over the years. The beautifully drawn French colonial tickets contain Vietnamese, Cambodian and French writing, representing the French grasp over Indochina, while those printed after 1976 (usually referred to as Tombola lottery tickets), reflect Vietnam’s scenic sights, flowers and buildings.

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