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Korean children dressed for their wedding, 1916. Margaret G. Zackowitz

Korean children dressed for their wedding, 1916. Margaret G. Zackowitz

Seoul Fortress Wall, Seoul, South Korea

Peace and Nature in the heart of Seoul: Hiking Inwangsan Mountain

Seoul Fortress Wall, Seoul, South Korea

“Corean Beauty”    A young ‘kisaeng’ (singing girl) in full Korean traditional dress, ca. 1904. Korean ‘kisaeng’, or singing girls, dressed up for singing and dancing.

“Corean Beauty” A young ‘kisaeng’ (singing girl) in full Korean traditional dress, ca. 1904. Korean ‘kisaeng’, or singing girls, dressed up for singing and dancing.

"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.)

"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

"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 Ladies and their Coach Bearers, ca.1899-1900.

THE FLYING SEE-SAW GIRLS OF KOREA

THE FLYING SEE-SAW GIRLS OF KOREA

Seoul, Korea, 1956  Photographer Unidentified  원구단 황궁우로 들어가는 대한제국의 마지막 황태자 의친왕 딸 이혜경 #Asian #princess

Seoul, Korea, 1956 Photographer Unidentified 원구단 황궁우로 들어가는 대한제국의 마지막 황태자 의친왕 딸 이혜경 #Asian #princess

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- Two Kinds of Loads on the Streets of SEOUL | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- Two Kinds of Loads on the Streets of SEOUL | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pagoda Park, Seoul, c1910 일제강점시기 사진엽서 – 서울 탑골공원. In the centre, the marble pagoda from Won'gak Temple, erected in 1466.

Pagoda Park, Seoul, c1910 일제강점시기 사진엽서 – 서울 탑골공원. In the centre, the marble pagoda from Won'gak Temple, erected in 1466.

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.

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 Gojong and the Crown Prince Sunjong, late 1880s, 13×9.4cm, Collection of The Museum of Photography, Seoul

King Gojong and the Crown Prince Sunjong, late 1880s, 13×9.4cm, Collection of The Museum of Photography, Seoul

북청군 [北靑郡], Recreation group, Korea, 1936 북청사자놀이패 Photographer Unidentified

북청군 [北靑郡], Recreation group, Korea, 1936 북청사자놀이패 Photographer Unidentified

#Sungryemun (숭례문) in #Seoul #SouthKorea. Photograph was taken sometime during the early 1900s.

#Sungryemun (숭례문) in #Seoul #SouthKorea. Photograph was taken sometime during the early 1900s.

Korea, Seoul 1900s

Korea, Seoul 1900s


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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

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/

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.

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 ...

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

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.

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...

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Photos of Korea's Imperial Family

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.

"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

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.

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

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