Collection of photographs at Vat Xieng Muan Vachiramangkhalaram [1920s-1996]

The small collection holds photographs of the Theravada Buddhist world of Laos and Luang Prabang, taken by monks or Buddhist laypeople from the 1920s to the 1996. The subject matter includes images of Buddha statues, Buddhist ceremonies, monastery/architecture, meetings/conferences, meditation, group portraits of laypeople with and without monks, group and individual portraits of monks, photographs of Phra Bounchan Phothichitto and two certificates relating to Phra Bounchan Phothichitto. A very important photograph shows the procession of Somdej Phra Sangharaj Dhammayana Mahathera (Bounthan Boupharat) from Vat Long Khoun near Ban Xieng Maen to Vat Mai Souvannaphoumaram in B.E. 2483 (C.E. 1940).

61 items. Scans and digital photography.

Original material consists of: silver gelatine DOP prints, chromogenic prints, texts/documents. Some prints may be reproductions of earlier images.

Annotations and inscriptions: Lao, Pali (Tham script), French, Khmer, Thai.