Siam 1938


(Source: Siam, Volume 2 - 1938)

Siam, Volume 2 - 1938
"Issued by the Government Publicity Bureau, Bangkok, Siam"



(Source: Siam, Volume 2 - 1938)

Above: The caption to this photo reads: The 15th of November, 1938, will go down in the history of Siam as a day of great rejoicing, for it was the day His Majesty King Ananda Mahidol of Siam for the first time, since He became King, set foot on His own soil...

[This is an interesting view of the Phan Phiphop Lila Bridge area.]



(Source: Siam, Volume 2 - 1938)

Above: The caption reads: H.M. The King presenting colors to Boy Scout units at the National Stadium.


(Source: Siam, Volume 2 - 1938)

Above: The caption reads: His Majesty the King in the Royal Coach with the Prince Regent.


(Source: Siam, Volume 2 - 1938)

Above: The caption reads: ... water splashing as a form of new year's greeting is still practised in Northern Siam, and enjoyed most by young men and young women.

[In the twentieth century, many regional traditions--like those of Songkran and Loy Krathong--were recast as traditions of all of Thailand. Other traditions that had fallen into obscurity--like the Ploughing Ceremony--were revived and given new importance.]


(Source: Siam, Volume 2 - 1938)

Above: The caption to this photo reads: Aerial views of Bangkok as seen from the Golden Mount Pukow Thong of Wat Sraket.

[Note the view in the foreground of Fort Mahakan community.]



(Source: Siam, Volume 2 - 1938)

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