Category Archives: Old Cambodia

1967 – Jackie Kennedy in Cambodia – Old Photos & Footage

Jackie Kennedy in Cambodia

Jackie Kennedy in Cambodia

Jackie Kennedy and Norodom Sihanouk in Motorcade in Cambodi

Jackie Kennedy and Norodom Sihanouk in Motorcade in Cambodi

Jackie Kennedy in Cambodia

Jackie Kennedy in Cambodia

November 1967. In the three days that Jacqueline Kennedy spent strolling through the ruins of the 600 temples at Angkor, the noblest remnants of Asia’s past, she could almost be the private citizen she wished to be: the ordinary tourist looking, touching and marveling. Jacqueline Kennedy and her escort, Lord Harlech of Great Britain, tour the ruins of the Bayon Temple, a 16-spired citadel of the ancient Khmer Empire. Mrs. Kennedy and Lord Harlech later picnicked and toured the ruins of Angkor Wat, fulfilling a dream she has had since college days.It was a brief respite, however, on her tour of Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk’s Khmer Kingdom. Flying from Pnompenh to the port city of Sihanoukville to dedicate a street named for John F. Kennedy, Jackie soon had to cope with her host’s propensity for using her presence as a publicity platform to the world.

As she left Cambodia for Thailand, Jackie was visibly tired, as well she might be. Sihanouk was not only a demanding tour guide but also a difficult—and at times embarrassing—host. While Jackie was in Angkor, he had called a press conference to lecture the captive visiting newsmen on his pet peeve: references to “tiny” Cambodia in the foreign press

Jackie Kennedy in Cambodia

Jackie Kennedy in Cambodia

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Old Images of Phnom Penh from Early 1900’s

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King Sisowath 7 September 1840 to 9 August 1927 seated at his desk

King Sisowath 7 September 1840 to 9 August 1927 seated at his desk

Phnom Penh - Group of women, servants of the Royal Palace.

Phnom Penh – Group of women, servants of the Royal Palace.

Phnom Penh  HM Sisowath Monivong 27 December 1875 to 24 April 1941 leaving the Royal Palace

Phnom Penh HM Sisowath Monivong 27 December 1875 to 24 April 1941 leaving the Royal Palace

Former War Minister

Former War Minister

Phnom Penh - King's dancers ready for the show

Phnom Penh – King’s dancers ready for the show

1910 Cambodia - Musicians of Princess Kanakari

1910 Cambodia – Musicians of Princess Kanakari

Procession of Crown Prince Matchato.

Procession of Crown Prince Matchato.

Phnom Penh- Elephants caravan on the treasure bridge.

Phnom Penh- Elephants caravan on the treasure bridge.

Phnom Penh - Young children.

Phnom Penh – Young children.

Old Images of Siem Reap and Angkor from Early 1900’s

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Queen & Children Cambodia 1871

Queen & Children Cambodia 1871

A drawing of Angkor Wat by Henri Mouhot from May 15, 1826 - November 10th, 1861 _

A drawing of Angkor Wat by Henri Mouhot from May 15, 1826 – November 10th, 1861 _

A drawing of Angkor Wat by Henri Mouhot from May 15, 1826 - November 10th, 1861 _

A drawing of Angkor Wat by Henri Mouhot from May 15, 1826 – November 10th, 1861 _

A drawing of Angkor Wat by Henri Mouhot from May 15, 1826 - November 10th, 1861 _

A drawing of Angkor Wat by Henri Mouhot from May 15, 1826 – November 10th, 1861 _

Old Photo of Elephant near angkor

Old Photo of Elephant near angkor

Old Photo of Elephant in Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephant in Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephant in Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephant in Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephants in Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephants in Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephant in Siem Reap Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephant in Siem Reap Cambodia

Elephant in Cambodia

Elephant in Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephant with howdahs in Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephant with howdahs in Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephant with howdahs in Cambodia

Old Photo of Elephant with howdahs in Cambodia

Elephant Old Photo Cambodia
Elephant Old Photo Cambodia

 

1907 Cambodia - Siem Reap Young Monks smoking cigarettes

1907 Cambodia – Siem Reap Young Monks smoking cigarettes

Siem Reap River in 1948

Siem Reap River in 1948

Chinese-funded, Siem Reap-Angkor Airport, published 1969

Chinese-funded, Siem Reap-Angkor Airport, published 1969

The administrative delegate of Siem Reap and his staff

The administrative delegate of Siem Reap and his staff

Sisowath King of Cambodia Escort Paris France 1906

Sisowath King of Cambodia Escort Paris France 1906

Old Photo of The Raffles Hotel in 1947

Old Photo of The Raffles Hotel in 1947

1907 Cambodia - Angkor Wat Pilgrimage

1907 Cambodia – Angkor Wat Pilgrimage

1907 Cambodia - Angkor Wat Buddhist monks

1907 Cambodia – Angkor Wat Buddhist monks

Siem Reap Village and river near the ruins of angkor postcard c-1910

Siem Reap Village and river near the ruins of Angkor postcard c-1910

The Racing Boats / Pirogues

The racing boats, or pirogues, resemble those shown in the bas-reliefs at Angkor, and are propelled, not by means of oars, but by vessels held in the hands of the rowers resembling shallow wash-bowls.

Old Photo of Cambodia, 1912

In the distance are the smooth, bare trunks of the flamboyant tree, or “flame of the forest” Other trees of this region are the teak, dipterocarpus, kapok, sao, tamarind, etc. The bullock cart in the foreground is the kind in common use. In the trees alongside every road are hundreds of monkeys. These animals are never harassed by the Cambodians, who have an almost religious respect for them. The monkeys pay no attention to passerby.

Small Temple Situated Inside the Inner Gallery, But Distinct From the Main Temple

The roof of the inclosing gallery and the side of the great temple are shown. Outside of and below the gallery is the outer gallery. Each gallery is quadrilateral, surrounding the main temple, and its inner walls are covered with bas-reliefs.

Tonle Sap - between 1946- 1962

Tonle Sap – between 1946- 1962

Old Banteay Srei Temple Photo

Old Banteay Srei Temple Photo

Ta Prohm Temple Old Photo

Ta Prohm Temple Old Photo