30 Vintage Photos of Lambro Cabs in Saigon During the 1960s

The Italian three-wheeler was not just a means of public transportation in Saigon in the old days. Before buses and taxis took over the streets, Saigon of the 1960s was dominated by three-wheeled Lambro cabs, locally known as ‘xe lam’. Lambro was a line of scooters from the renowned Italian Lambretta. In comparison to smallContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Lambro Cabs in Saigon During the 1960s”

35 Rare Portrait Photos of Vietnamese People From the 1870s

(Photos by Émile Gsell) Born 1838 in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, French photographer Émile Gsell served in the military from 1858 to 1866, during which time he learned photography and travelled to Cochin China (now Southern Vietnam), becoming the first commercial photographer based in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City). On the strength of his Cambodian photographsContinue reading “35 Rare Portrait Photos of Vietnamese People From the 1870s”

22 Incredible Photos of Everyday Life of U.S Soldiers During the Vietnam War

During the Vietnam War, life for soldiers changed an extreme amount. Not only did their lives change, but they became a significant amount more difficult. American soldiers were often young men who felt that they were serving their country and had never served in a war before. Because of this, they had no idea whatContinue reading “22 Incredible Photos of Everyday Life of U.S Soldiers During the Vietnam War”

Historical Photos of John Mccain as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam

John McCain’s capture and subsequent imprisonment occurred on October 26, 1967. He was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi. McCain fractured both arms and a leg when he ejected from the aircraft, and nearly drowned after he parachuted into Trúc B?chContinue reading “Historical Photos of John Mccain as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam”

Harrowing Pictures Showing the Brutality of the Vietnam War in 1966

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. North Vietnam was supported by theContinue reading “Harrowing Pictures Showing the Brutality of the Vietnam War in 1966”

Vintage Photos Showing How Vietnamese People Celebrated Lunar New Year in Hanoi in the 1920s

Nearly one hundred years ago, Tet Holiday or Vietnamese Lunar New Year evoked the same excitement and expectations it does today; except, things were very different. Vietnamese people celebrate the Lunar New Year annually, which is based on a lunisolar calendar (calculating both the motions of Earth around the Sun and of the Moon aroundContinue reading “Vintage Photos Showing How Vietnamese People Celebrated Lunar New Year in Hanoi in the 1920s”

55 Incredible Black and White Photos of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (Vietnamese: Chi?n tranh Vi?t Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. NorthContinue reading “55 Incredible Black and White Photos of the Vietnam War”

16 Vintage Photographs of Jane Fonda’s Trip to North Vietnam in 1972, Which Earned Her the Nickname “Hanoi Jane”

Almost 45 years after she climbed into the seat of a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun vehicle and smiled for photographers, Jane Fonda, still finds herself targeted by U.S. military veterans. The actress and activist already was one of Hollywood’s most outspoken opponents of the Vietnam War when, at 34, she made a two-week trip toContinue reading “16 Vintage Photographs of Jane Fonda’s Trip to North Vietnam in 1972, Which Earned Her the Nickname “Hanoi Jane””

54 Vintage Photos Showing Vietnamese Women’s Street Style in Saigon during the 1960s

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly and formerly officially known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam, situated in the south. In the southeastern region, the city surrounds the Saigon River and covers about 2,061 square kilometres (796 square miles). Prior to Vietnamese settlement in the 17th century, the city was a scarcely populated areaContinue reading “54 Vintage Photos Showing Vietnamese Women’s Street Style in Saigon during the 1960s”

60 Wonderful Photographs Showing Life in Saigon During the Vietnam War

Saigon at this time was a city full of energy! It it was overcrowded, full of refugees and one wondered at times how it functioned as a municipality. People were always busy, yet always had the time to stop and talk or spend a while in a café. Saigon in the 1960s and early 1970sContinue reading “60 Wonderful Photographs Showing Life in Saigon During the Vietnam War”