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Femme Annamite, Saïgon, Cochinchine

Artist:
Emile Gsell (French, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 1838–1879 Vietnam)
Date:
1866
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
20 x 16.7 cm (7 7/8 x 6 9/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.501 (2)
Not on view
Inscription: Printed on mount, recto BC: "Cochinchine - Saïgon"; inscribed in ink on mount, recto BC: "Femme Annamite"
Empress Eugénie; [Gérard Lévy]; [Graphics International]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, July 30, 1980

Annam was a region and former kingdom in central Vietnam that fell under French control in the 19th century. It's people were called "Annamites".
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