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Pyongyang ca 1910-1930. A young girl cares for a boy.

Pyongyang ca 1910-1930. A young girl cares for a boy.

Exceptional collection of daily life photos from the 1970s by Kim Ki Chan [사진작가] 김기찬(金基贊, 1938-2005) - 골목안 풍경 : 네이버 블로그

Exceptional collection of daily life photos from the 1970s by Kim Ki Chan [사진작가] 김기찬(金基贊, 1938-2005) - 골목안 풍경 : 네이버 블로그

Working Children - Joseon Period

Working Children - Joseon Period

ⓒKim Ki-Chan

ⓒKim Ki-Chan

Top: "Dancing girls called 'Kiisan' in Chosen" early Japanese postcard. Middle: "Un concert, en Corée/A concert, Corea"/verso "Missions-Etrangères de Paris. Bottom: verso "Hinode-Shoko, Seoul, Korea"

Top: "Dancing girls called 'Kiisan' in Chosen" early Japanese postcard. Middle: "Un concert, en Corée/A concert, Corea"/verso "Missions-Etrangères de Paris. Bottom: verso "Hinode-Shoko, Seoul, Korea"

Photo by In-Shik Lim, 1953, On the way to school

Photo by In-Shik Lim, 1953, On the way to school

Kisaeng | Kisaeng are artists who work to entertain others, such as the yangbans and kings. First appearing in the Goryeo Dynasty, kisaeng were legally entertainers of the government, required to perform various functions for the state. Many were employed at court, but they were also spread throughout the country.

Kisaeng | Kisaeng are artists who work to entertain others, such as the yangbans and kings. First appearing in the Goryeo Dynasty, kisaeng were legally entertainers of the government, required to perform various functions for the state. Many were employed at court, but they were also spread throughout the country.

© Han Youngsoo - Seoul, Korea 1956-1963

© Han Youngsoo - Seoul, Korea 1956-1963

LeeNanHyang (1900-1979), was one of the last kisaengs, singer, and dancer. She married a journalist after retirement.

LeeNanHyang (1900-1979), was one of the last kisaengs, singer, and dancer. She married a journalist after retirement.

Woman's correct street costume. From The passing of Korea. (New York : Doubleday, 1906) Hulbert, Homer B. (Homer Bezaleel) (1863-1949) author

Woman's correct street costume. From The passing of Korea. (New York : Doubleday, 1906) Hulbert, Homer B. (Homer Bezaleel) (1863-1949) author

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