PORTRAIT OF AN EQUISITELY DRESSED WEALTHY TONKINESE MAN

vietnam oneThis vintage photograph features a handsome and rich Tonkinese gentleman. He comes from the historical region of southeast Asia located on the Gulf of Tonkin. The area presently is part of northern Vietnam but it was a component of French Indochina  (1887-1946). This image is a former stock photo which may been used in publications such as newspapers or magazines. The photograph measures about 4 3/4″ x 7″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY VIETNAMESE WOMAN WEARING A GIANT HAT IN HAIPHONG (PHOTO BY DIEULEFILS)

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty Vietnamese woman wearing an extremely large hat. She is dressed in the custom of her country and her era. The text on the postcard indicates that she was photographed in Haiphong, a major port city in northeastern Vietnam. The postcard was published by P. Dieulefils of Hanoi, Vietnam. 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. The Cabinet Card Gallery has a nice collection of early Vietnam  (Tonkin) postcards that can be viewed by putting the word “Vietnam” in the blog’s search box. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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RARE AND HISTORIC TONKIN IMAGE: KHAM-SAI MARCHING AGAINST COLONEL THAM

This vintage real photo postcard reflects a historic time in French Indo-China. The caption of the photograph states “his excellence the Kham-Sai marching against the De-Tham (Summer 1909). De Tham (1858-1913) , also known as Colonel Tham, was the Vietnamese leader of the “Yen The Insurrection”. A photograph of Tham can be seen below. This rebellion opposed French control in Northern Vietnam for a quarter of a century. This postcard is addressed and messaged in French. This photo documents the unsuccessful campaign of His Excellency Kham-Sai (Governor of Tonkin, the man in the center of the image). De-Tham had a price on his head which was ordered by the French Governor-General Klobukowsky. The reward was offered after De-Tham’s unsuccessful attempt to take Hanoi. De_Tham managed to survive until 1913 when he was beheaded in his sleep by one of his own men working for the French. His death ended a conflict which had lasted 25 years. Note the medaled man on the right. It is likely that some of the Governors best and fearless men were sent on the mission. The horse in the photograph is a Vietnamese Hmong, which is known for it’s sure-footedness in mountain terrains such as the location of De-Thams hiding place. In today’s times, Tonkin lies completely in North Vietnam. The message written on this postcard indicates that it was written by Frenchman Louis Toullaine and addressed to his niece in Paris, France. 

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PRETTY WOMAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

A beautifully dressed and pretty woman poses for her portrait at the Tonkin studio. She is wearing gloves and a most interesting hat and a long necklace. She is holding a small black object in her hand. Perhaps a visitor to this site can identify this object. My guess is that its some kind of small wallet. The 1900 US census finds a Herbert Tonkin (age 32) living in San Francisco with his wife Mary (age 30) and working as a photographer. Herbert Tonkin was an immigrant to the US and was born in Wales. To view other photographs by this photographer, click on the category “Photographer: Tonkin”.

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