Paris, visit of King Sisowath in 1906

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Original postcards and document

Year: 1906

Paris visit of Mr. Sisowath, King of Cambodia, and his suite, received by minister of the colonies, 1906. The king then attended numerous receptions, visited the Printemps stores, the Bon marche, the museums and attended the Bastille Day review at Longchamp.
Visite à Paris de M. Sisowath, roi du Cambodge, et de sa suite, reçus par le ministre des colonies, 1906. Le roi assiste alors à de nombreuses réceptions, visite les magasins du Printemps, le Bon marché, les musées et assiste à la revue du 14 juillet à Longchamp.


(from the Pali Siri Suvatthi “Good Fortune”), born in 1840, ascended the throne on the 24 April 1904. He is the second son of King Ang Duong; his elder brother was King Norodom.
Le roi Sisowath (du Pali Siri Suvatthi « Bonne Fortune »), né en 1840, monta sur le trône le 24 avril 1904. Il est le deuxième fils du roi Ang Duong; son frère aîné était le roi Norodom.
– Article in French about the visit of King Sisowath in France in 1906. Extract from the magazine “Lecture pour tous”, an early French magazine created in 1898 with text containing comprehensive news, articles, literature, and short stories, with lovely front cover artwork, outstanding interior photospreads, and vintage advertisements. The textual pages are age-yellowed as per usual based upon acidic paper used.
– Postcard 1679: King Sisowath in his city costume composed of a tuxedo and white vest for the top and a sampot instead of the tuxedo pants which the king did not find comfortable.
– Postcard “l’ arrivee du roi Sisowath a Paris” by E. Le Deley, the Parisian printing firm founded by the photographer Ernest Louis Désiré le Deley (1859–1917).
– Picture of the 3 ministers of Sisowath, extract from the newspaper “Supplement illustré du Petit Journal” 1906.
– Postcard 1652: little coryphée of the corps de ballet, Phnom Penh (P.Dieulefils)
– Postcard 195: Favourite dancer of the King of Cambodia by Victor Fievet (born in 1865), former Customs Commissioner in Vietnam. He was an amateur photographer, and his photos were published as postcards.

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