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Tonkin. Baie d'Along -- Le Sphinx et la Grotte de la Surprise.

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Title
Tonkin. Baie d'Along -- Le Sphinx et la Grotte de la Surprise.
Names
Imprimeries Réunies de Nancy (Publisher)
Collection

Pacific pursuits : Postcards

Vietnam -- A-Z

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900 - 1909
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC POC VIE -- A-Z
Topics
Hạ Long Bay (Vietnam)
Sampans
Bays (Bodies of water)
Rocks
Genres
Postcards
Photomechanical prints
Notes
Content: Ha Long Bay has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While mythology tells how dragons saved the Vietnamese from a fleet of invaders by dropping pearls which turned into a chain of inshore islands, the islands' actual story is hinted at by the remains of several prehistoric cultures found in the region. Sphinx Rock is another name for Dai Nguoi ("Human Head") Island, while Sung Sot ("Surprise Grotto") is the name given to the spectacular complex of caves found under the island of Bo Hon.
Physical Description
Collotypes
Extent: 9 x 14 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f557f60-c5d3-012f-27ad-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1900: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Tonkin. Baie d'Along -- Le Sphinx et la Grotte de la Surprise." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1900 - 1909. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c2630359-a057-1508-e040-e00a180613de

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Tonkin. Baie d'Along -- Le Sphinx et la Grotte de la Surprise." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c2630359-a057-1508-e040-e00a180613de

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1900 - 1909). Tonkin. Baie d'Along -- Le Sphinx et la Grotte de la Surprise. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c2630359-a057-1508-e040-e00a180613de

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Tonkin.  Baie d'Along -- Le Sphinx et la Grotte de la Surprise.