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[Photos] 1970s Vietnam: Lambrettas, Spartan Fields and Renaults Galore

In the 1970s, urban Vietnam was a Lambretta paradise.

In this decades-old photo collection, photographer Mike Huddleston offers a look inside 1970s Vietnam. Instead of the usual chaotic, lively streets of Hanoi, Huddleston’s snapshots shine a light on suburban Vietnam, where spartan fields and dried grass were common features.

In a few shots taken in more populous neighborhoods, scores of white Lambrettas are the star of the show, while Honda Cubs occasionally linger in the background.

Have a peek into life in Vietnam almost half a century ago:

[Photos via Flickr user manhhai]

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