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[Photos] Landmarks of 1966-1967 Saigon in Black and White

Sometimes the backstory behind a photograph is key, while other times simply observing an image is better.

The latter is the case for this set of images taken in Saigon from 1966 to 1967 by Henri Huet. Compiled by Flickr user manhhai, minimal information is provided, though a quick online search will tell you that Huet was a French war photographer, born in Da Lat, best known for his work with the Associated Press.

Huet's black-and-white photographs presented here portray a number of Saigon landmarks at the time — some of which still exist today, others of which do not.  

The headquarters of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Le Van Duyet Street. This building no longer stands.

Reunification Palace, when it was called Independence Palace.

The Buddhist Youth headquarters, across from Vinh Nghiem Pagoda.

Today this is the Ho Chi Minh City Museum on Ly Tu Trong Street. In the 1960s, it was called Gia Long Palace.

The new (at the time) US Embassy in June 1967. 

An exterior view of Việt Nam Quốc Tự on May 31, 1966.

The Buddhist Institute in Saigon.

The national police headquarters.

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