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Tonkin Collection

Background imageTonkin Collection: Buddhist Priest, Hai Phong, Vietnam

Buddhist Priest, Hai Phong, Vietnam
Hai Phong (Haiphong) in Tonkin - Northern Vietnam. A Buddhist Priest gives a sermon Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Town crier, St Marys, Scilly Isles

Town crier, St Marys, Scilly Isles
The local town crier, Wilfred Tonkin, on St Mary s, Scilly Isles. Seen here announcing the fact that the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, has taken up residence in his holiday bungalow

Background imageTonkin Collection: Funeral Ceremony at Hanoi, Tonkin, Vietnam

Funeral Ceremony at Hanoi, Tonkin, Vietnam
Traditional Funeral Ceremony at Hanoi, Tonkin (Tongkin, Tonquin or Tongking), Vietnam. Date: circa 1906

Background imageTonkin Collection: Pavilion of Annam and Tonkin, Paris Exhibition of 1889

Pavilion of Annam and Tonkin, Paris Exhibition of 1889
Pavilion of Annam and Tonkin, Vietnam, Universal Exhibition of Paris, 1889 Date: 1889

Background imageTonkin Collection: Funeral procession and cortege for a queen

Funeral procession and cortege for a queen of Tonkin, Vietnam. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageTonkin Collection: Funeral procession and cortege for a king of Tonkin, Vietnam

Funeral procession and cortege for a king of Tonkin, Vietnam. The kings body on a palanquin with servants holding parasols and fans

Background imageTonkin Collection: Costume of the chancellors, mandarins, courtiers

Costume of the chancellors, mandarins, courtiers and writers of Tonkin, Vietnam, circa 1800. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageTonkin Collection: A Vietnamese Couturier from Nam Dinh

A Vietnamese Couturier from Nam Dinh
A Vietnamese Couturier (Tailor) from Nam Dinh, a city in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. See also: 11113000 circa 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Procession of Buddhas Throne at Hanoi, Vietnam

Procession of Buddhas Throne at Hanoi, Vietnam. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnamese soldiers from Lao Cai

Vietnamese soldiers from Lao Cai
Mountain Highlanders (Skirmishers) of the Vietnamese Army from Lao Cai in the Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. Note the bamboo helmets, neat uniforms and.... bare feet! Date: circa 1908

Background imageTonkin Collection: Family of the Tho ethnic group, Lang Son, Vietnam

Family of the Tho ethnic group, Lang Son, Vietnam
Several Generations of a family of the Tho ethnic group (also Keo, Mon, Cuoi, Ho, Tay Poong) from Lang Son (Lang Son Province)

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnam - Hai Phong - Woman with a fabulous wide-brimmed hat

Vietnam - Hai Phong - Woman with a fabulous wide-brimmed hat
Vietnam - Hai Phong - Pretty woman wearing a fabulous wide-brimmed hat with tassels and a handy holding strap! Date: 1908

Background imageTonkin Collection: School at Tonkin, French Indochina (Vietnam)

School at Tonkin, French Indochina (Vietnam)
School and schoolchildren at Tonkin, French Indochina (Vietnam). Date: circa 1910

Background imageTonkin Collection: Hanoi, Vietnam - Rue Paul Bert

Hanoi, Vietnam - Rue Paul Bert Date: 1907

Background imageTonkin Collection: Three Women returning from Market - Hai Phong, Vietnam

Three Women returning from Market - Hai Phong, Vietnam
Three Vietnamese Women Villagers returning from market at Hai Phong, Tonkin, Vietnam. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnamese Silk Weaver - Loom

Vietnamese Silk Weaver - Loom
Vietnam - Spinning silk thread on a wheel and weaving the tread on a loom. Date: 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Woman from Vietnam - Tonkin

Woman from Vietnam - Tonkin
Woman from Northern Vietnam - Tonkin region, close to the Chinese border - wearing a fantastic vertigious turban headdress and a metal circlet around her neck. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Princess Hoang Thi The

Princess Hoang Thi The
Vietnamese PRINCESS HOANG THI -THE, grand-daughter of the King of Tonkin and also a film star in America. Shown here grieving for President Doumer of France, her mentor. Date: 1932

Background imageTonkin Collection: Emperor Than Thai - Tonkin, Vietnam

Emperor Than Thai - Tonkin, Vietnam
Annam Emperor Than Thai (Nguyen Phuoc Chieu) (Nguyen Phuoc Buu Lan) (1879-1954) (reigned 1889-1907). He encouraged French-style education but maintained bitter feelings over their control of his

Background imageTonkin Collection: French in Vietnam 1884

French in Vietnam 1884
FRENCH IN TONKIN French soldiers and sailors under general Negrier take the town of Lamg-Kep : Chinese losses were very heavy, including several mandarins

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnam - Pig market

Vietnam - Pig market
Hanoi, Tonkin, Vietnam - Pig market with trussed-up pigs and piglets in round baskets. Tongkin, Tonquin or Tongking, is the northernmost part of Vietnam, south of Chinas Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces

Background imageTonkin Collection: Hanoi, Tonkin, French Indochina (Vietnam)

Hanoi, Tonkin, French Indochina (Vietnam)
Chinese boats at Hanoi, Tonkin, French Indochina (now Vietnam). Date: circa 1908

Background imageTonkin Collection: China / Tonkin Border

China / Tonkin Border
Reformers routed on the Tonkin border - the French are involved. Date: 1908

Background imageTonkin Collection: Mandarins from Tunkin (Vietnam), noble and girl from Malaya

Mandarins from Tunkin (Vietnam), noble and girl from Malaya.. Handcolored lithograph from Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsches Complete Gallery of Peoples in True Pictures, Meissen, circa 1835-1840

Background imageTonkin Collection: Amedee Courbet - French Naval Admiral

Amedee Courbet - French Naval Admiral
Anatole-Amedee-Prosper Courbet (18271885) - French admiral who won a series of important land and naval victories during the Tonkin campaign (18836) and the Sino-French War (1884-5). Date: 1880

Background imageTonkin Collection: Gathering water in the Vietnamese Countryside

Gathering water in the Vietnamese Countryside
Villagers gathering water in the Vietnamese Countryside Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Woman from the Annam Province, Vietnam in Hanoi

Woman from the Annam Province, Vietnam in Hanoi Date: circa 1905

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnam - Hanoi - Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture

Vietnam - Hanoi - Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture during the period of French Occupation (note architectural style). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Hanoi - Vietnam - Wheelbarrow driver

Hanoi - Vietnam - Wheelbarrow driver - delivering his load of recently deceased pigs! Date: circa 1904

Background imageTonkin Collection: Hanoi - Vietnam - Theatre des Illusions Attraction

Hanoi - Vietnam - Theatre des Illusions Attraction
Hanoi - Vietnam - Theatre des Illusions Cinema Attraction at the Colonial Exposition - a temporary pop-up movie theatre, showcasing pioneering visual works produced by the Cinematographe Lumiere

Background imageTonkin Collection: Phu-Lang-Thoung - The Railway Station - Vietnam

Phu-Lang-Thoung - The Railway Station - Vietnam
Phu-Lang-Thuong - The Railway Station - Vietnam. The strategic line connecting Laang Son to Phu Lang Thuong (now known as Bac Giang), was the first railway line to be built in Tonkin. Date: circa 1907

Background imageTonkin Collection: Tonkin region - Vietnam - Traditional painters & decorators

Tonkin region - Vietnam - Traditional painters & decorators
Tonkin region - Vietnam - Traditional painters, artisans & gilders. Date: 1907

Background imageTonkin Collection: Northeastern Vietnam - Woman of the Lo Lo People (Yi People)

Northeastern Vietnam - Woman of the Lo Lo People (Yi People)
Vietnam - Dong Van, a rural district of Ha Giang province in the Northeast region of Vietnam - Woman of the Lo Lo People (Yi People). Date: 1905

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnam - Tonkin Province - Group of children on fete day

Vietnam - Tonkin Province - Group of children on fete day Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Northern Vietnam - Tonkin region

Northern Vietnam - Tonkin region
Northern Vietnam - The people and places of the Tonkin region, including views of Hanoi. Date: 1908

Background imageTonkin Collection: Bronze Foundry - Tonkin, Vietnam

Bronze Foundry - Tonkin, Vietnam
Bronze Foundry Workers - Tonkin, Vietnam Date: 1904

Background imageTonkin Collection: Japanese Women living in Vietnam

Japanese Women living in Vietnam
Nine Japanese Women living in Tonkin Region of North Vietnam. Date: circa 1906

Background imageTonkin Collection: Waterfall - Vietnam - Tonkin Province

Waterfall - Vietnam - Tonkin Province
Waterfall at Ke So - Quy Hop, Nghe An, Vietnam - Tonkin Province. Date: circa 1906

Background imageTonkin Collection: Tonkin, North Vietnam - Quang Yen - Militia

Tonkin, North Vietnam - Quang Yen - Militia Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Northern Vietnamese Mandarin from Lao Kay

Northern Vietnamese Mandarin from Lao Kay
A Northern Vietnamese Mandarin from Lao Kay in the Tonkin Province. Date: circa 1930

Background imageTonkin Collection: Blacksmiths Shop - North Vietnam

Blacksmiths Shop - North Vietnam
Two Colonial French officers have their Vietnamese ponies re-shod at a Tonkin (Dap Cau)French Military Forge, North Vietnam Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnam - Tonkin Province

Vietnam - Tonkin Province
Northern Vietnam - Tonkin Province - a serene young woman holding a large woven fabric-covered circular object - possibly a tray or a sieve. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnamese Mandarin from Lang-son province

Vietnamese Mandarin from Lang-son province Date: circa 1903

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnam, Hanoi - Rice Husking

Vietnam, Hanoi - Rice Husking
Two young girls working at the decortication (husking/hulling) of rice in Hanoi, Vietnam. Date: circa 1903

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnam, Hanoi - Embroiderers and draughtsmen

Vietnam, Hanoi - Embroiderers and draughtsmen
Embroiderers and draughtsmen at work in a textile workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam, surrounded by the glorious results of their labours. Date: circa 1903

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnam - Lang-Son Province Headman

Vietnam - Lang-Son Province Headman
The Governor of the Province of Lang-Son in Northern Vietnam (Tonkin) with his son and servants/attendants behind. circa 1903

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnam - Beggars at Hanoi

Vietnam - Beggars at Hanoi Date: circa 1903

Background imageTonkin Collection: Vietnam, Hanoi - Phu Tho Women

Vietnam, Hanoi - Phu Tho Women Date: circa 1903



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