"One of the earliest photographs depicting yangban Koreans, taken in 1863." Bells I am curious about the colours. WHOA I JUST linked it to a page with lots of old Korean Pictures!! (its in Korean.)
"Smiles are the style here in Korea. Here's a quartet from my little school showing you how to smile. How do you like them? They are four little pagans but are now preparing for baptism. Picture from Fr. Carroll, Masan, Korea" Photograph of four smiling girls dressed in traditional Korean outfits. The girl second from the right holds an object wrapped in fabric. ca 1920-40
Korean Ladies and their Coach Bearers, ca.1899-1900.
Korean beauty, 1904 , A young 'kisaeng' (singing girl) in full Korean traditional dress. She has a typical married women's hair style (jjok), which is called chignon with a hairpin (the 'pinyo'). * https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Corean_beauty.jpg
Pagoda Park, Seoul, c1910 일제강점시기 사진엽서 – 서울 탑골공원. In the centre, the marble pagoda from Won'gak Temple, erected in 1466. http://www.pinterest.com/chengyuanchieh/
Yi Woo (1912-1945), the last prince of Korea. He died in Hiroshima, Japan.
A picture is worth a thousand words. That's certainly the case with the following collection of stunning photographs taken in Korea between 1890 and 1903 by visiting foreigners. The diverse, everyday scenes they depict shed light on the lifestyles of people at the time. Interestingly, this pictorial set was circula ...
Min-bi, the Last Queen of Korea
Three Korean dignitaries. 1894. From Problems of the Far East : Japan-Korea-China. Longmans, 1894) Curzon of Kedleston, George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess (1859-1925), Author.
King Yeongchin, right, clad in ``gollyongpo'' or formal attire, and his wife Princess Nashimotonomiya Masako, who took the name Yi Bang-ja a...
Pyongyang ca 1910-1930. Three girls play on the steps of a building. Perhaps the mat at their feet was placed there for the purpose of the photograph.
Emperor Sunjong and Empress Sunjeonghyo, 1907, Photo Album of the Imperial Family, 21x28.5cm, ca.1909, Collection of The Museum of Photography, Seoul
To become a queen of the Joseon Dynasty, a five-century long regime that lasted from 1392 to 1897, one had to be aged eight to 20 and born into a family of a good lineage. Just as important were the crown princess-to-be’s appearance and womanly virtues.
Korean children dressed for their wedding, 1916. From the National Geographic Archives, photo by Mary G Lucas.
Sunjong was the last Emperor of Korea: Sunjong was the last ruler of Korea who descended from the Joseon Dynasty, which had ruled over Korea since 1392. When he was dethroned in 1910, it ended a run of more than 500 years under the same family.
"The Crown Prince of Korea, Soon Jung [sic]" Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882. Unusual relaxed pose with half-smile. Looks about 10 years old.
Joseon Princess Deokhye
Sogwang Temple, circa 1920s 석왕사. A Buddhist temple in Kosan County, Kangwado Province, Northern Korea. It was heavily damaged in 1951 by bombing during the Korean War.
White Buddha Shrine. The statue still stands in what is now Hongeun-dong, Seoul. Source: First encounters : Korea 1880-1910, 1982. P. 68. 1904. Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library