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Slideshow: 12 Old Pictures of Advertisements in Saigon

Before 1975, large advertisements were commonplace in Saigon. But after the American War and the fall of capitalism in the South, ads were considered a vestige of the old order and were heavily regulated.

These days, advertisements are making a big comeback as evidenced by their increasing frequency on Saigon’s streets. And more are coming - the HCMC People’s Committee recently reversed the ban on bus advertising.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and look at 12 ads from pre-1975 Saigon.

Enjoy!

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