Amazing Set of Old Photos of Thailand (1907 – 1987)


There is something fascinating about old photographs. A forgotten time. In this post, I have collected the best early photos from Thailand found on the internet. On page two follows a set of beautiful photos taken in 1966-67 by Fes Cannady — a former draftee who served in Thailand with the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. The bar photos are taken in Korat where the Air Force had its base.

Patong, Phuket, 1970.

Patong Beach, late 70’s.

nai-harn-1984Nai Harn, Phuket, 1984.

Phi Phi Islands, late 70’s. No hotels, just pure nature.

pattaya-1982Pattaya 1982.

Kata Noi, Phuket, 1987.

kata-beach-1973Kata Beach, Phuket, 1973.

A kid shooting slingshot in Phuket 1975.

hilltribe shoppers in Chiang Mai 1974Hilltribe shoppers in Chiang Mai, 1974.

The King and a 102-year old woman with lotus flowers, 1955.
Photo: Mr. Anat Bunnag, Chief Royal Photographer.

The royal family meets Mr. Walt Disney, late 50’s.

Bangkok 1950.
Photo: Dmitri Kessel, Life magazine.

bangkok-1950Traffic jam in Bangkok 1950.
Photo: Dmitri Kessel, Life magazine.

thailand-miss-universum-1965Apasra Hongsakula, the first woman from Thailand to win the
Miss Universe crown, 1965.

1936-marketYoung vendors at Ban Lak Roi Market, 1936.

Girls pose at Don Muang Airport, 1921.
Photo: Theodore Mackling, National Geographic.

Siamese troops in Europe towards the end of WWI, 1919.

king-rama-v-1907-osloKing Rama V in the back seat of Sam Eydes Mercedes in Oslo, 1907.

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