LOT 1557
SOLD €220,00

Execution of the Cook and the Poisoner. Hai Hien, Hanoi 6 August 1908.

Series of 9 b/w photos, signed in print R. Bonal, photo-editeur, Haïpong. Each 9 x 14 cm.

In 1908, Vuvan Thuan and Nguyen Van Truyen (a.k.a cook Han Hien) tried to poison the 4th colonial artillery regiment of the French oppressors in an attempt to capture the fortress of Hanoi for the rebels. The attempt failed and after the perpetrators were captured, it was decided to set a horrific example. Public execution followed - with press access.

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