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[Photos] The People of 1880 Indochina

When French photographers Hippolyte Arnoux and Emile Gssel (who would eventually become the first commercial photographer in Saigon) traveled to Indochina in 1880, they visually documented not only its landscapes, but also its people.

These images, from the book, Voyage de l’Egypte à l’Indochine, feature portraits of Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian, Indian and indigenous people across different geographies and social classes.

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