A clear change of style can be seen in this photograph from the 1950s. This has to do not only with the new style of the decade, but also with the clients and the photo studio owners, who were both ethnically Chinese. In the 1950s, not long after the British had left, neighborhoods in Yangon were still ethnically dominated in order to retain the language and culture. The longer a family stayed in Myanmar, the more likely their children were to speak Burmese and adopt the traditions. Today, one might acknowledge their ethnic heritage as Chinese or Indian, but often are fully integrated within society and no longer speak the language of their ancestors.