Collection Scope and Content Note
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The Hartmann Collection is a compilation of photographs, illustrations from books and magazines, and a few printed articles. The main focus of the collection is Vietnam, but there is material on Cambodia and Laos, as well as a few items on Burma and Thailand. There are numerous scenes of all parts of Indochina, with particular attention to various important architectural sites (in Hue and Angkor, for example) and to the Saigon area. Included are pictures of
various stores and factories in South Vietnam during the post-1954 period. Historical materials emphasize the colonial period; there are a number of illustrations taken from books and periodicals about the colonization of Vietnam and Cambodia by the French in the 19th century. Numerous photographs of individuals can be found; of particular interest are an extensive collection of portraits of Vietnamese and Cambodian monarchs from the colonial period and a wide and
(generally) well-labelled selection of pictures showing the many different ethnic groups in Vietnam. There are a considerable number of maps, especially numerous are road maps, including some produced by the Vietnamese government, and street/tourist guides to Saigon. Also, catalogs of Hartmann's collections.