I cut the remaining two frames out of the negative strip and placed in the thickest book I could fine (a yet to be read copy of “The Pale King”) for a day to see if I could manage to flatten out the bends with no real effect.
But, I was able to fit them into a scanning holder flat enough to get an alright scan- these shots are arnt as interesting in composition as the previous two but might offer a little in terms of insight into context.
It turns out that these are likely Hmong people– possibly from Lao, Yunnan or Vietnam. I’m hoping that by posting these last few frames some more clues will emerge that might confirm their location and if they were wartime photos of people on the move.
Special thanks to Dr. Neil Maclean, Linda Connor, Holly High and the rest of the Sydney University Department of Anthropology for their help in identifying the people, place and time.