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The banks of the Mekong during the water festival

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Original Postcards & Document

Year: 1908
43x56m

The banks of the Mekong during the water festival present an extraordinary animation. The entire population in festive costume goes near the King’s baths, from where hundreds of canoes come from the four corners of the kingdom to compete in races which will last 3 days.
Les bords du Mekong pendant la fête des eaux présentent une animation extraordinaire. Toute la population en costume de fêtes se rend près des bains du Roi, d’ou partent les centaines de pirogues venant des 4 coins du royaume pour s’ affronter lors de courses qui vont durer 3 jours. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
– Postcard 100: Race during the water festival. Color handed card by Victor Fievet (born in 1865), former Customs Commissioner in Vietnam. He was an amateur photographer, and his photos were published as postcards.
– Postcard 411: Phnom Penh, water festival. Canoes getting ready for the race (Ed.La Pagode Saigon)
– Postcard 215: Phnom Penh. Racing Canoes (Ed.La Pagode Saigon)
– Postcard 1613 bis: the banks of the Mekong on a day of race (P.Dieulefils)
– Postcard 1614: Phnom Penh race on the Mekong (P.Dieulefils)
– Postcard: written in French in Phnom Penh on October 10, 1908. Its author recounts his arrival in Phnom Penh at the time of the water festival

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