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Siam Days of Glory: 19th Century Photographs of Thailand

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Siam Days of Glory: 19th Century Photographs of Thailand

Time: October 26, 2010 to October 31, 2010
Location: Siam City Hotel
Street: 477 Si Ayuthaya Road, Phayathai
City/Town: Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Phone: Bangkok: 02-247-0123 ext 1917/8.
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Athada Khoman/Siam City Hotel
Latest Activity: Oct 26, 2010

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HRH Princess Soamsawali will preside over the opening of the exhibition and also the book launch. A discussion on the role of photography in the history of Siam will also be featured.

The exhibition and book feature a collection of privately owned rare and original images of Siam in the 19th century.

The photographs contain important images of the royal family, ceremonies, temples, palaces, fashions, transportation, the Chao Phraya, scenes of daily life and the ethnic diversity found in the Kingdom at that time.

The book is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of HM King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V). The photos on show are all originals from private collections which highlight the fabulous epoch in Siam history.

Many of them have never been displayed in public before and are believed to have been compiled around the time Crown Prince Maha Vajirunhis, son of King Chulalongkorn and Queen Savang Vadhana, was approaching his teens before his death in 1895.

Siam Days of Glory: 19th Century Photographs of Thailand is available, priced 2,310 baht, at Kinokuniya, Asia Books, Naiin and B2S. Part of the proceeds will go towards the Princess Pa Foundation, Thai Red Cross Society, which supports government and private sector relief missions in flood affected areas.

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