[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.]. ASIA - VIETNAM.
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].
Historically Interesting Early Photos of Tonkin

[Album with 42 Original Gelatin Silver Photos Taken by a French Officer During His Service in the 4th Regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the Early 1900s, Showing Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh, the Red River, the Aftermath of the Typhoon on June 7, 1903, Binh-Lieu, Sept Pagodes, Poste de Lam, Ni Chi Military Post in the Lao Cai Province, Portraits of the Yao People, etc.].

Ca. 1902-1904. Oblong Quarto album (ca. 18x26,5 cm). 16 double-paper leaves. With 42 mounted gelatin silver photographs, including 27 larger images from ca. 12x17 cm (4 ¾ x 6 ½ in) to ca. 8,5x10,5 cm (3 ¼ x 4 in); with fifteen smaller snapshot photos at rear, each ca. 6,5x9 cm (2 ½ x 3 ½ in). All but two or three larger photos with period pencil or ink captions in French on the mounts (some photos also dated 1902, 1903, or 1904). All but one smaller photos with period pencil captions on verso. Period style dark green morocco album with cloth boards. A few photos mildly faded, one photo with minor tears on extremities, but overall a very good album of strong interesting photos.

Historically significant collection of early original photos of the French protectorate of Tonkin, showing French military posts and scenes of everyday life in the major centers of the Red River Delta, together with a series of unique snapshots taken during a military expedition to the post of Ni Chi on the border with China in the modern-day Lao Cai Province of northwestern Vietnam. The album’s compiler was a French officer who served in the 4th regiment of the Tirailleurs Tonkinois (Tonkinese Rifles) in the early 1900s. The album contains two group portraits of French officers taken in Tonkin in 1902. One photo is inscribed with names of most of the portrayed people, under the general caption “Les officiers du 4e tonkinois (1902).” Interesting images include views of the fort in Bac Ninh, excellent general views of Nam Dinh (featuring the cotton factory, the tirailleurs’ camp and the railway station), several scenes of destruction in Nam Dinh after the typhoon which struck the city on June 7, 1903, views of Binh-Lieu, military posts in Sept Pagodes (Pha Lai) and Lam (Luc Nam River valley), portraits of Vietnamese people filling a pond, making bricks or just posing for the camera. Fifteen smaller snapshot photos at rear were taken during the compiler’s trip to a remote military post “Ni-Chi” in the mountains northwest of Lao Cai on the border with Yunnan (China). The photos show the exterior and interior of the military post, a company of tirailleurs exercising with rifles, and French officers. Very interesting are the four portraits of the Yao people, accentuating traditional costumes, headdresses and jewellery. Overall an excellent collection of early original views of lesser-travelled areas of northern Vietnam and portraits of its people in the early 20th century.
A list of captions: Tonkin. Bac Ninh. Une porte de la citadelle et tour intérieure (1902); Tonkin. Bac Ninh. Porte de la citadelle (1902); Tonkin. Les officiers du 4e tonkinois (1902). Lt. Haslin, Lt. Girard, Cne. Sautis, Cne. Breiller, Lt. Musaid, Lt. Chauvelot, Lt. Jacquin, Lt. Gardelle, Cne. Gérente, Ct. Col. Pourrat, Cne. Montgrand, Cne. Sanceau, Cne. Lambla; Tonkin, 1902 (Bac Ninh). Partie d’cham á Gam; Nam Dinh. Route de la citadelle; Nam Dinh. Filature de coton. Camp des tirailleurs. Gare; Nam Dinh. 1903. Quai d’embarquement sur le fleuve Rouge; Nam Dinh. Une chaloupe jetee contre le quai après le typhon (7 juin 1903); Village indigène; Tonkin. Environs de Nam Dinh. Une groupe d’indigenes á Thu Tri; Nam Dinh. Un bâtiment du camp des tirailleurs detruit par le typhon (7 juin 1903); Nam Dinh. Un bâtiment resté detruit après le typhon (7 juin 1903); Ninh Binh. Pagode de rocher au environs de la ville; Tonkin. Type de femmes annamite; Nam Dinh. Chaloupe chinoise; Tonkin. Poste de Binh Lieu; Sept Pagodes. Vue générale du camp des tirailleurs; Sept Pagodes. Fabrication des briques par les tirailleurs; Tonkin. Poste de Lam. Cour intérieure; Poste de Lam. Le coblement d’une mare par des prestalaires; Poste de Lam. Un bac militaire sur le Loch-Nam; Poste de Lam. Vue générale; Tonkin. 1904. Un pique-nique à Mai-Xu; Man-Yao; Femme de race “Man-Yao” (“Haute-Hmong[?]”); Interieur de poste de “Ni-Chi”; Irregulaire du Poste chinoise de Tien-Phong; Cheval d’Armes “Martel” au poste de Ni-Chi; Fort d’arrêt de Ni-Chi; Femme de race [… ?]; Leut. H. dans le lit du [Long-Po-Ho?]; Jeune fille de race Houa-Puola (haut Long-Po-Ho); Lieut. Hippeau; Section de tirailleurs de la 10e cie. du 1 TT à Ni-Chi; Fort d’arrêt de Ni-Chi; Un jour de marché au village de Ni-Chi-Kai; Lit du Long-Po-Ho près Ni-Chi.

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