PRETTY VIETNAMESE WOMAN IN HANOI DURING THE FRENCH INDO-CHINA ERA (1907)

This vintage real photo ethnographic postcard features a pretty Vietnamese woman dressed in traditional clothing. This portrait postcard was published  in 1907 by P. Dieulefils in the city of Hanoi. Pierre Dieulefils was the first established professional photographer in Hanoi. In addition, he was a postcard editor and explorer. He had an excellent reputation as a photographer throughout Europe and Indochina. He won many medals at Universal Exhibitions. It is estimated that he produced approximately five thousand photos and postcards and he is considered one of the greatest photographers of the region. His photographic expeditions included such locales as Vietnam, China, and Cambodia. This postcard is part of a series (no. 7). As of this writing, the Cabinet Card Gallery has four of Dieulefils’s photo postcards in it’s collection. All four are photographs of Tonkin inhabitants and all are part of the same series.. This photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).  SOLD

CLOSE-UP PORTRAIT OF SHIRTLESS VIETNAMESE MAN (1900-1910)

This vintage postcard features a shirtless Vietnamese man. The man is from the region of Cochinchina which is comprised of the southern third of current Vietnam. The region’s principal city is Saigon. The area was a French colony from 1862 through 1954. In 1954, South Vietnam was created by combining Cochinchina with southern Annam. Printed near the top of the postcard is the word “Thu Dau Mot” which is the capital city of Binh Duong Province in Vietnam. The city is just 20 km from downtown Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). The photographer of this image was Pierre Dieulefils. He was the first established professional photographer in Hanoi. He worked in Indo-China from around 1900 to 1910. In addition, he was a postcard editor and explorer. He had an excellent reputation as a photographer throughout Europe and Indochina. He won many medals at Universal Exhibitions. It is estimated that he produced approximately five thousand photos and postcards and he is considered one of the greatest photographers of the region. His photographic expeditions included such locales as Vietnam, China, and Cambodia. His photographs are considered “the very best visual records of the life, people, customs, and native peoples” of North and South Vietnam. This postcard is part of a series (no.1471), The postcard was published between 1900 and 1910.   SOLD