Friday, 18 April 2008
A wedding group. Memories from a Vietnam of old.
A wedding, Tra Vinh, Mekong Delta, Cochin China, French Indo-China, 1930s.
A land-holding family that would suffer greatly from the thirty years of war that was soon to descend on the country.
This family group shows the bride and male relations. One wonders if there exists a photo of female relations that has been lost or maybe they just weren't worth photographing.
One notices a slight French or western influence in the dress of two of the men. This family though were very patriotic and believed in the old values.
Well the French are no longer there and the names have all changed time and again and history marches on.