A picture of a car…

We took a couple pictures of a car in a garage. The garage prevented good composition and the lighting was awful. However, we find these pictures to be moving.

If you are wondering why we are awed by such ordinary pictures, it is because the car in our pictures is also the car in the following picture, by Malcolm Browne, of Quang Duc’s 1963 self-immolation in Saigon. He was driven to this site in the car in our pictures.

For us, it is one of the four most significant photos from the US-Vietnam era. The other three photos are the nine-year-old napalm girl, the Saigon police chief executing a Vietcong solder, and the helicopter evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon.