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[Photos] 36 Photos of Life in Vietnam in 1956

There are many things to love about life in Vietnam in past decades, but over the years, Vietnamese nowadays might have gotten used to a certain standard of living, making it hard to picture a time when cell phones weren‘t a thing and bubble tea parlors didn’t line local thoroughfares.

In this photo collection, compiled by Flickr archivist extraordinaire manhhai, an anonymous photographer toured Saigon and a few southern provinces to capture scenes on the street that piqued their interest. The result was a mish-mash of photos of rather random subjects: from dark-complexioned ethnic minorities to gaggles of children immersing in a makeshift board game on the street.

Have a gander at life in Vietnam in 1956 through the photos below:

[Photos via Flickr user manhhai]

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