November 16th, 2009, 09:15 AM
Working on restoring a book which is in the public domain, and it occured to me that there might be some interest on this site in the photos, so I am going to post a few whenever I get time. I think there are five or six dozen and I will try to keep it interesting.
Five or six a posting, does that satisfy you all ??
November 16th, 2009, 01:31 PM
judging by their dress, the place those shots were taken is central Vietnam (or north of South Vietnam, maybe Hue) in the 1960s
November 17th, 2009, 03:34 AM
Yeah Chinatown, these will be mostly from the Central Provinces south of the old DMZ. Here are some more...if anyone recognizes anyone in these photos, let me know, OK ??
During the time between the early 60s and the late 60s several centuries of sailing culture disappeared on the Vietnamese coast. By 1970 virtually all the fishing and small coastwise vessels were powered by engines.
November 17th, 2009, 04:51 AM
This is no doubt Hue!!! This river is Huong River, with Truong Tien bridge far in the background :banana:
Btw How can one recognize those ppl if the color is so dark like that?
November 18th, 2009, 08:01 AM
As to how you might recognize any of these people, I have to work with these 50 year old photos and what you get is what you get. Someone might recognize a hull number or like you a location: all that helps. I wasn't there, I was just starting high school at the time.
Anyway, here are five more photos:
If you recognize the river or coast, let me know. I have a pretty good idea of where these were taken when the shore if visible, but it helps to have confirmation.
November 20th, 2009, 01:34 AM
Another group of boat photos from the central coast:
November 23rd, 2009, 07:46 AM
back in those days if you had a large boat like that, ur considered well off than most others....