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Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection in SEAiT

     The Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection in SEAiT features a "Hmong" grouping (as identified on the site's home page) of 163 images. Among these are an especially rare set of images from the White Hmong village of Kiu Katiam (Roob Nyuj Qus) in Luang Prabang province. The village, about 50 miles south of Luang Prabang city, was home to Father Yves Bertrais from April 1950 until the end of 1959. Father Bertrais was a Frenchman of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and one of three missionary co-founders of the Hmong Romanized Popular Alphabet (RPA), the script now most used by the Hmong around the world.

Hmong Meo Men and boys

An Image from the Joel M. Halpern Laotian Slide Collection.



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