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    The colorized B&W photo courtesy of ‘Page Siam Colorization by Noomrattana’ shows King Rama V’s Supreme Queen Consort attending the Brahman ritual concerning with the zodiac sign which involved the shifting of her birth year (hope you get it!).


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    The colorized B&W photo courtesy of ‘Page Siam Colorization by Noomrattana’ shows life in the area called Hua Lumpong in 1950.


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    Late 1800s

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanielnong View Post
    Late 1800s

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    In my mind I always call The Oriental the "SOC" ( Scene of the Crime). I was married there not too long after that photograph was taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    In my mind I always call The Oriental the "SOC" ( Scene of the Crime). I was married there not too long after that photograph was taken.
    Would you mind sharing why you call it the "SOC", a murder thing happened there?

    Very nice to hear from you again...

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    The colorized B&W photo courtesy of ‘Page Siam Colorization by Noomrattana’ shows an ancient ‘wat’ called Wat Kumpaeng Lang located in Phetchaburi Province. This abandoned Wat was originally a Khmer place of worship. It was later turned into a Buddhist temple and a shrine hall was constructed. However, the outlook of the place has not much changed due to the existence of sandstone walls and four Khmer style pagodas.

    The original of this photo was shot in 1935 by Robert Latimore, an agronomist from John Hopkins University. Rented plots by Chinese to grow vegetable were also seen.


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    ^ the photographer is Dr Robert Larimore Pendleton
    During his years in Siam he spent time in Chanthaburi in the1930s including Tha Mai area where we live.
    The University of Wisconsin has a huge digital archive of his photography.

    He was in Siam pre WWII, returned in 1946, died Bangkok 1957.

    Pepper Farm at Tha Mai, Chanthaburi
    January 15 1937


    Dr Robert Larimore Pendleton was awarded Knight Commander, Order of the Crown of Thailand, in 1948.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanielnong View Post
    Would you mind sharing why you call it the "SOC", a murder thing happened there?

    Very nice to hear from you again...
    It was worse than a murder, it was my wedding! (joking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    ^ the photographer is Dr Robert Larimore Pendleton
    During his years in Siam he spent time in Chanthaburi in the1930s including Tha Mai area where we live.
    The University of Wisconsin has a huge digital archive of his photography.

    He was in Siam pre WWII, returned in 1946, died Bangkok 1957.

    Pepper Farm at Tha Mai, Chanthaburi
    January 15 1937


    Dr Robert Larimore Pendleton was awarded Knight Commander, Order of the Crown of Thailand, in 1948.
    Great informtion, thank you very much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shy Guava View Post
    It was worse than a murder, it was my wedding! (joking)
    Ooh... I see!

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    The colorized B&W photo courtesy of ‘Page Siam Colorization by Noomrattana’ shows King Rama VIII while visiting Sampeng in 1946.

    (Note: I used to tell this story long time ago but due to my enormous amount of posts, I can’t find it!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanielnong View Post
    Great informtion, thank you very much...
    Hi, Robert Larimore Pendleton's photos are often in Chanthaburi cafes, one in particular of a boatman with the gothic style Catholic cathedral in the background I've seen poster-size in the old Chantaboon riverside community.

    Maybe you can find more information on this - "Knight Commander, Order of the Crown of Thailand, in 1948"
    Other than the notes that he received this award I couldn't locate any information around it - guessing these weren't given out often to foreigners?, aware he dedicated much of his life and career to Siam/Thailand but receiving such a title wouldn't have been so common. Thanks.

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    Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
    14 November 1935, taken across Chanthaburi River in Chantaboon
    Robert Larimore Pendleton.


    This is the one mentioned in previous post. Notable as it shows the cathedral with it's spires which were removed during WWII supposedly as they could make a target for allied bombers, and not reinstated until 2009, so until that time most people had never seen the 'complete' cathedral.

    Flooding in 1951 - minus spires
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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
    14 November 1935, taken across Chanthaburi River in Chantaboon
    Robert Larimore Pendleton.


    This is the one mentioned in previous post. Notable as it shows the cathedral with it's spires which were removed during WWII supposedly as they could make a target for allied bombers, and not reinstated until 2009, so until that time most people had never seen the 'complete' cathedral.

    Flooding in 1951 - minus spires
    I used to pass that place alll the time on the way down to Trat and always wanted to get out and have a walk around. One day I'll have a night there.

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    More on the Chanthaburi river

    1969 and the Chanthaburi river boatman takes people across the river to/from the Catholic cathedral at Chantanamit.
    Photo credit Eduard Gubelin





    Eduard Josef Gübelin (1913 – 2005) was a Swiss gemstone researcher. Eastern Thailand was the world’s major ruby source between the early 1960s and the 1990s, when political issues in Burma shut down supply from that country.
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    K. Prawnograph,

    Once I got your first response, curiosity got me and I googled more about Dr. RL and found more of him plus his works. Then, I wonder how come you are so interested in him?

    I used to post the situation about French seizing Chanthaburi and Trat. Have you read it?

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    The colorized B&W photo courtesy of ‘Page Siam Colorization by Noomrattana’ shows a daughter of King Rama V with one of his Royal Concubines.


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    This is a wonderful thread.

    In the absence of Jeff, thank you for taking on the mantle, nathanielnong.

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    Hi, yes - this is a long running thread
    French occupation of Trat and Chanthaburi which began in 2011 and I've updated occasionally.

    RL Pendleton photographed in this area in 1930s, Eduard Gubelin here for gem mining in 1969.

    Keep up the good work! I like the colorised pics too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    This is a wonderful thread.

    In the absence of Jeff, thank you for taking on the mantle, nathanielnong.
    I haven't heard from him for a long time. May I know what's happened to him?

    Thank you so much for your support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prawnograph View Post
    Hi, yes - this is a long running thread
    French occupation of Trat and Chanthaburi which began in 2011 and I've updated occasionally.

    RL Pendleton photographed in this area in 1930s, Eduard Gubelin here for gem mining in 1969.

    Keep up the good work! I like the colorised pics too.

    Thank you so much for your support.

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    King Rama III (1788–1851) decided to build a chedi of huge dimensions inside Wat Saket, but the chedi collapsed during construction because the soft soil of Bangkok could not support the weight. Over the next few decades, the abandoned mud-and-brick structure acquired the shape of a natural hill and was overgrown with weeds. The locals called it ‘phu khao’ (hill/mountain), as if it was a natural feature.

    During the reign of his half-brother King Rama IV, the construction continued by adding a small chedi on the hill. The project was completed early in the reign of his son, King Rama V (1853–1910). The surrounding concrete walls were added in the 1940s to stop the hill from eroding. The image of ‘Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount)’ started to manifest.

    The colorized B&W photo courtesy of ‘Page Siam Colorization by Noomrattana’ shows the early stage of the future Phu Khao Thong shot in the reign of King Rama IV

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    How Phu Khao Thong was built
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    The colorized B&W photo courtesy of ‘Page Siam Colorization by Noomrattana’ shows Hung British Dispensary (page 41/1003) best known for its Snake Brand line of products located on the corner of Charoen Krung and Surawong roads. Hung was originally established in 1892 in the reign of King Rama V. This original photo was taken in reign of King Rama VI (on the throne: 1910-1925).


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    The colorized B&W photo courtesy of ‘Page Siam Colorization by Noomrattana’ shows Prince Dumrongrachanupab (King Rama V’s most famous half-brother)’s children with the new gramophone which became popular, for high society, in the reign of King Rama V (late 1800s).


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