Ancient Tradition; Modern Warfare

Ancient Tradition; Modern Warfare

Photograph

Nicholas Tikhomiroff

French, 1927–2016

Ancient Tradition; Modern Warfare

June 1961
Gelatin silver print
Image: 16.4 × 24.1 cm (6 7/16 × 9 1/2 in.)
Paper: 20.3 × 25.4 cm (8 × 10 in.)
Gift of Time-Life Books
1968.0184.0006
Inscriptions verso C (applied label): (Laos) 6-61 6) ANCIENT TRADITION; MODERN WARFARE: Troops of the Royal Laotian \ Army are blessed by a saffron-robed "bonze", who blesses each man \ with a branch dipped in incense as they pass through Louang Prabang en route \ to the front. Credit: NICOLAS TIKHOMIROFF © 1961 \ MAGNUM PHOTOS
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