Item #632 [Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.]. ASIA - VIETNAM, Émile GSELL, Attributed to, Others.
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].
Rare Large Early Photos of French Cochinchina
[ASIA - VIETNAM] GSELL, Émile (1838-1879), Attributed to, & Others

[Album with 55 Original Large Albumen Photographs of French Colonial Vietnam, Showing Saigon (Harbour, Arsenal, Norodom Palace, Office of the Direction of the Interior, Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner, “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Mong Bridge, Barracks of French Marines, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Arroyos), Portraits of Vietnamese Peasants, Bull Cart Drivers, Schoolchildren, Soldiers, a Nobleman, an Elderly Chief of the Chinese Community, an Interpreter and His Family, &c.].

Ca. 1870s-1890s. Oblong Folio album ca. 32x48,5 cm (12 ¾ x 19 in). 39 card stock leaves. With 45 mounted albumen photos of various size, including eight large images, from ca. 26,5x38,5 cm (10 ¼ x 15 ¼ in) to ca. 25x30 cm (9 ¾ x 12 in). The rest of the photos are from ca. 22x27 cm (8 ¾ x 10 ¾ in) to ca. 17x22,5 cm (6 ¾ x 9 in); two smaller images are ca. 12,5x17,5 (4 ¾ x 7 in) and slightly smaller. All but seven photos with period ink captions in French on the mounts; eleven photos are numbered in negative. Period style dark green full cloth album. Mounts slightly soiled and waved, a few photos mildly faded, but overall a very good album of large interesting photos.

Historically significant extensive collection of large early original photos of French colonial Cochinchina (modern-day southern Vietnam) in the late 19th century, mostly of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and its environs. About nine images (of similar size and with the numbers written in negative in similar manner) were attributed to Emile Gsell, the first commercial photographer in Saigon, who became widely known after taking the first images of Angkor Wat in 1866.
The photos of Saigon show the Arsenal or naval shipyards (administrative buildings and a dry dock with a vessel under repairs), Mong Bridge (Pont des Messageries Maritimes or Rainbow Bridge, built in 1893-94), Office of the Direction of the Interior, the Palace of Justice, Grand Canal and Rue Charner (with the monument to Ernest Doudart de Lagrée and Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in the far left), “Banque de l’Indochine,” Waterworks Tower, “Maison Hubert” on the corner of Rue Catinat with “Café de la Rotonde” on the ground floor, barracks of the French marines on the “Boulevard de la Citadelle,” Phuoc Kien pagoda in the Cholon suburb, Saigon roadstead, &c. Two views of Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica (completed in 1880) show it from a distance, with Rue Catinat in the foreground and close-up (before two metal spires were added to the bell towers).
There are also three views of the Governor’s Palace (built in 1873, bombed and destroyed in 1962): taken from the distance with the Norodom Boulevard, a close-up view and a photo of the interior of the Festive Hall (Salle des fêtes). Five photos show different arroyos (creeks) in Saigon: near the Thu Duc, [Hytho?], and Ben Luc villages, an arroyo during a low tide, and a French gunboat going down an arroyo.
The album also contains over a dozen individual and group portraits of Vietnamese peasants, bull cart drivers, load carriers, thatched-roof houses, children from a “Cambodian school” in Soc Trang (south of the Mekong River delta), native soldiers in French military Camp des Mares near Saigon, a nobleman, an elderly chief of the Chinese community, a family, a child worker, a middle-aged woman, a Vietnamese interpreter and his family, and others. A group portrait captioned “Palais du Gouverneur” and taken on the front lawn of the Norodom Palace, most likely shows a Governor of French Cochinchina, his family and a close circle.
Overall a historically significant collection of rare early photos of colonial Vietnam.
A list of manuscript captions: Ferme Annamite; Tirailleurs annamites. Compie des Mares; Voiture de place et charrette à bœufs; Banque de l’Indo-chine; Bassin flottant en rade de Saigon; Portefaix et jeune commissionnaire annamites; Arsenal de Saigon; Pont des Messageries sur l’arroyo chinois; Arroyo du village de Thu Duc; Cathédrale de Saigon, vue de la rue Catinat; Arroyo de la poste à Hytho; Arroyo du Ben Luc; Charrette annamite attelée de bœufs trotteurs; Boulevard Norodom. Palais du Gouvernement; Cases annamites sur le bord d’un fleuve; Château d’eau à Saigon; Maison Hubert, angle de la rue Catinat et du quai du commerce; Chef de congrégation chinoise; Ecole cambodgienne à Soc Trang; Casernes d’infanterie de Marine à Saigon. Boulevard de la Citadelle; Village annamite; Famille annamite; Direction de l’Intérieur; Jeune commissionnaire de Saigon; Cathédrale de Saigon; Vue d’un arroyo à marée basse; Notable annamite; Chaloupe-canonniére française dans un arroyo; Femme annamite; Canal Charner à Saigon; Palais du Gouverneur; Charrette à buffles; Vue de la rade de Saigon; Interprète annamite et sa famille; Pagode chinoise à Cholon; Salle des fêtes au Gouvernement; Palais de Justice à Saigon; Palais du Gouvernement à Saigon. Stock id: PC56.

Item #632

Price: $7,500.00 USD

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