Wednesday, July 22, 2020

30 Film Photographs That Take You Back to 1965 Saigon

What draws viewers to the spectacle that is old photographs?

For those with an affinity for the arts, that might be the range of vintage typefaces that graced the shopfronts of past Saigon. Older Saigoneers who lived through the era portrayed in these photographs might see them as anchors of their memories. For the youths of Saigon who are much younger than the images, the scenes might present an intriguing vista into the past that they learn about from literature and old movies.

Get your weekly fix of nostalgia through this set of photos taken in 1965 Saigon by American serviceman Gary Mathews (21 more pages of photos at the link)

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  1. indyjonesouthereJuly 23, 2020 at 1:02 PM

    Photographs capture history just as statues capture history. They help us remember what was and that is what makes them dangerous to progressives. We are all to often living in "airbrushed" history. Stalin anyone?