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I would venture a guess that most of this photos were taken between 1900 and the mid-1950's.
Color photography was just getting popular in the 1950's and only several of the photos in this slideshow are in color.

This is Sao Khun Tee. Sao is an honorific title used for these minor rulers.
Sao Hom Fha.
Sao Khun Moong.
Sao Jam Toon.
Sao Kawn Kiao Inthaleng.
Sao Shwe Thaike.
Sao Pha.
Sao Khun Noom.
Sao Jai Luang.
Sao Fah Khun Gi.
Sao Fah Khun Gi with Japanese troop leader. During WW II, the Japanese army invaded S.E. Asia and spent time in northern Thailand and the Shan State.
Sao Sua Moong.
Sao Khun Seng. Notice his shoes.
Sao Fha Mong Pan.
Sao Khun Lay.
Sao Toon Ook.
Sao Khun Hyaw Ho.
Sao Kong Dai.
Sao Sua Gi.
Sao Nang Shwe Ing.
Sao Nang Thip Thi La.
Sao Mae Nang Hearn Kham.
Sao Kham Noom and Mahadevi. Mahadevi is the honorific name given to the wife of a Sao.
Sao Par and Mahadevi. Notice the interested onlookers in the background.
Sao Khun Hsa with Mahadevi and children and mother.
Sao Ong Kya and Mahadevi
Sao Nang Hearn Hkam with her children.
Royal ceremony of Poy Sang Long at the palace of Yong Huay.
Cannot translate caption. Can any viewers read the captions beneath this photo, please?
Sao Sua Taak on Burma's Independence Day from England.
Sao Pang Jing with some Palong ethnic group ladies who reside in his territory. There is only one Palong village remaining  in Thailand, near the army camp in Doi Angkhang.
Cannot translate caption. Can any viewers read the captions beneath this photo, please?

Various Saos from the northern regions.
Sao Ja Kang during his education in Mandalay.
Indian Durbar (1909) showing various Saos from S.E. Shan State.  A durbar is an official reception.
Shan and Karen princes at the Delhi Durbar in India (1909). Maybe this is from the same durbar as the previous slide.
Sao Khe at the center of a ceremony.
Sao Koong Mong and his royal entourage.
Various Sao of Shan State meeting in Manadalay.
Palace of Keng Tung.  Keng Tung is the capital of the Shan State. The Burmese government purposely destroyed this magnificent building in 1991 to supress Shan nationalism.
Mormer of Keng Tung palace.
Palace of Yawng Hwe.
Palace of Mong Nawng.
Palace of Mong Hsenwi.
The not-very opulant-looking palace of Mong Pawn. The numerous pocket kingdoms were not all equal in affluence, influence, and size.
Palace of Mong Mit.
Palace of Mong Kueng.
Palace of Mong Pan.
Palace of Mawk Mai.
Palace of Mong Nai.
Palace of Mong Kehsi.
Palace of Nam Hsan.
Palace of Hsipaw.
The parade grounds at the Palace of Hsipaw.
Palace of Mong Yawng Hwe.

 

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