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Slideshow: 11 of the First Color Pictures Ever Taken in Vietnam

From 1914 - 1917 Leon Busy (1874-1950), a French officer serving in Indochina, was assigned by the Albert Kahn Museum in France to capture the lives of the people in northern Vietnam. These photos were on display at the exhibition "Hanoi, color 1914-1917" which ended on January 1, 2014 in Hanoi. Luckily, Vietnam Net collected some of the gems from this collection and threw them up on their website.

These photos provide a vivid picture of what life in North was like at the turn of the 20th century, for both the regions people and monuments. 

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Here are some of our favorites:

[Vietnam Net]

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