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[Pierre Dieulefils and R. Moreau postcards of Vietnam].
BANC PIC 2018.042--PIC
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Title:

[Pierre Dieulefils and R. Moreau postcards of Vietnam]

Creator/Contributor:

Dieulefils, P., creator, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Moreau, R., photographer.

Abstract:

Commercially issued postcards depicting various aspects of Vietnam at the turn of the 20th century, when the country was known as French Indochina. General areas represented are the French Protectorate of Tonkin and the French Protectorate of Annam, with an emphasis on the cities of Hanoi and Hué. Other locations represented include Caobang, Dap-Cau, Dong-Dang, Laokay, Nam-Ding and Ninh-Binh. Primary subjects are regional inhabitants, chiefly those representing various trades, social roles or ethnic types -- e.g. child musicians, palanquin bearers, street vendors, cooks, rickshaw drivers, paper makers, painters, soldiers, families, various individuals and groups posing in traditional attire, laborers ("coolies"), Mandarins (bureaucrats), prisoners, etc. Two notable figures include Kinh Luoc Hoang Kao-Kai, Viceroy of Tonkin, and a young unnamed "Empereur d'Annam". Also documented in the images are street scenes, architecture and a few landscapes of various locations.

Date:

1904 (issued)

Subject:

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Vietnamese -- Portraits
Vietnam -- Photographs
Huế (Vietnam) -- Photographs
Hanoi (Vietnam) -- Photographs
Indochina -- History

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Nos. 1-48 photographed by Pierre Dieulefils; nos. 49-57 photographed by R. Moreau.
All postcards bear descriptive printed captions in French.
Many postcards bear hand-written messages, postage stamps, postal cancellations and/or other signs of having been posted. Repeated addressees include Mr. Moesch, Saigon; Alphonse Lussauge, China; and Mr. Moisson, Cochinchine.
Pierre Dieulefils and R. Moreau postcards of Vietnam, BANC PIC 2018.042, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of South/Southeast Asia Library ; 2018.
Pierre Dieulefils (1862-1937), who first arrived in Tonkin as a soldier in 1885, is considered the first professional photographer to be based in Hanoi. He documented the region including Tonkin, Annam, Cochinchina, Yunnan and Cambodia.
Caption list available in library.

Type:

graphic
Postcards.
Portraits-Vietnam.

Physical Description:

photoprint
57 photographs in 1 folder : photomechanical, a few with color ; sheets 14 x 9 cm (postcard format)

Language:

French

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2018.042--PIC

Origin:

California