Sep 17, 2014 / 15:19

Exotic Hanoi in 1950 through the American lens

The Hanoitimes - Police wearing shorts, French girls go cyclo, etc. are weird images of Hanoi in 1950 through the lens of photographer Harrison Forman.

Traffic police were standing on duty on the corner of Dong Khanh street (Hang Bai) – Hang Khay street.
Flower shop on the corner of Hang Khay street- Dinh Tien Hoang street
The women wore Western clothing and rode bicycle on road.
Banner ads for theater performance
Magasin Pacific Building on Paul Bert street (Trang Tien street now) with a range of garment shops, fabrics shops and photographic studio on the 1st floor.
French girls sat on cyclo crossing intersection Trang Tien- Ngo Quyen.