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Images of life in Laos, 1957-1969
Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection
Taken between 1957 and 1969, the Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection consists of over 3000 images of life in Laos. The images cover a broad range of activities and people, from royal ceremonies to various ethnic minority groups. Much of the collection focuses on Luang Prabang, the former royal capital, where Halpern and his wife lived during their stay. The collection also includes rare images of Father Yves Bertrais, a French missionary, who helped to develop the Hmong alphabet now used by Hmong around the world.
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|Creator:||Halpern, Joel M.|
|Pub Data:||SouthEast Asian Images and Text. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.|
|Citation:||"Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection." University of Wisconsin Digital Collection.
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