Dive into these archives and relive Saigon’s past

By Mi Na   May 11, 2018 | 01:13 pm GMT+7

American photojournalist Lawrence V. Smith captured life in Saigon during his trip to the city in 1965.

A sidewalk of Saigon in a collection by Emmy Award-winning photographer Lawrence V. Smith when he served as a cameraman for ABC-TV during the early stages of the Vietnam War in 1965.

A Saigon sidewalk in a collection by Emmy Award-winning photographer Lawrence V. Smith from when he worked as a cameraman for ABC-TV during the early stages of the Vietnam War in 1965.

Traffic at Lam Son Square.

Traffic in Lam Son Square.

The crossroad at Le Loi and Pasteur streets.

The crossroads at Le Loi and Pasteur.

Pasteur Street.

Pasteur Street.

A view of the Saigon River from Tu Do Street, which is now Dong Khoi.

A view of the Saigon River from Tu Do Street, which is now Dong Khoi.

People still traveled by horse-drawn carriage back then.

People travel on a horse-drawn carriage.

The street food culture.

Street food culture.

Saigon residents at Cong Ly-Tran Quy Cap crossroad, which is now the intersection between Nam Ky Khoi Nghia and Vo Van Tan streets.

Saigon residents at the Cong Ly-Tran Quy Cap crossroad, which is now the intersection between Nam Ky Khoi Nghia and Vo Van Tan.

The then crossroad at Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Nam Ky Khoi Nghia streets District 1.

The then crossroads at Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Nam Ky Khoi Nghia in District 1.

 
 
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