Hanoi retro: Exhibit brings back bygone era

By Duc Tri   December 13, 2016 | 01:49 am PT
An exhibition held at Hanoi Museum brings visitors back to Hanoi between 1945 and 1954.

Minsk, made in 1951 and were brought to Vietnam by people from the Soviet Union in 1960, was a motorbike model much loved by people in Hanoi. 


A girl checks a motorbike at the exhibition, which is held by the Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Preservation Center and Hanoi’s culture department. The event showcases many items used during the revolution against colonialism in Hanoi between 1945 and 1954.


Bottles, thermos flasks and trunks from the old time. Visitors said the items bring back fond memories.


A typewriter.


An old phone.


An old radio next to many pottery items.


An old desk clock, usually nicknamed by Vietnamese families “chicken clock.”


An old kerosene pressure lamp, a clock and some jewelry. The exhibition will run until January 3, 2017.

Photos by VnExpress/Anh Quynh

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