The bucolic beauty of Hanoi in 1939

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The black and white photos show the rural life of people in Hanoi’s suburbs before modernity impinged


A wet market in Hanoi's suburbs  
A vendor carries sleeping mats to the market
A rural road
The typical landscape of Hanoi's suburbs 
A farmer uses a bamboo-woven basket to remove water out of rice paddy fields. 
Farmers pick vegetables in their gardens. 
Buffaloes go back home after a day's work. 
A farmer ploughs a field at noon. 
Two farmers bail water out of a rice field.
Fishers cast a net on a river. 
Floating houses of fisherfolk
The photos are collected by Manhhai Flickr.

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