A new book, which I have been informed has British interests, has just been published showcasing a collection of privately owned, rare and original images of Siam in the 19th century.

It features images of the royal family, ceremonies, temples, palaces, fashion, transportation, Chao Praya river, scenes of daily life and the ethnic diversity found in the Kingdom at that time. Many of these photographs have never been displayed in public before, and are estimated to have been compiled around the time of Crown Prince Maha Vajirunhis, who was approaching his teens before his death in 1895.

The book entitled "Siam Days of Glory: 19th Century Photographs of Thailand" by Athada Khoman is available, priced 2,310 baht, at Kinokuniya, Asia Books, Naiin and B2S. Or you can try the Amazon link on the right.

Further information can be found here on the exhibition, launch and et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
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