Annam’s (Vietnam today) beauty queen, the princess of Cambodia and Indians in Saigon are impressive portraits of the residents in Indochina before 1880.

These photos come from the photo collection “The trip from Egypt to Indochina” (Voyage de l’ Egypte à l’ Indochine) by two photographers Hippolyte Arnoux and Emile Gsell, published in 1880.

 

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

Portrait of the Governor of Hai Duong Province.

 

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

A Cambodia girl plays Chapey.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

A Chinese woman in Saigon.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

A Chinese man in Saigon.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

An Annam man.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

An Annam girl.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

A S’Tieng man in the Central Highlands.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

A man carrying charcoal in Annam.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

Scientist Petrus Truong Vinh Ky.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

Mr. Ba Thuong, an official in Saigon.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

Two Annam ladies.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

A Cambodian girl.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

Indians in Saigon.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

An Indian girl in Saigon.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

A traditional opera artist.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

A Cambodian girl.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

The family of an Annam army leader.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

A prince.

 

A Cambodian Princess.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

Chinese people’s gambling game.

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

Annam upstream people

Portraits of the Indochinese in 1890, The trip from Egypt to Indochina, French photographers, Hippolyte Arnoux, Emile Gsel

An Indian family in Saigon.