Three young girls play on the steps of a building. At the turn of the 20th century, Christian missionaries opened girls' schools, granting Korean women access to modern education for the first time. When the Korean Peninsula split in 1945, the North applied communist principles of gender equality, placing a particular emphasis on the participation of women in economic production -- an approach that is still taken today.

Three young girls play on the steps of a building. At the turn of the century, Christian missionaries opened girls' schools, granting Korean women access to modern education for the first time.

© Han Youngsoo - Seoul, Korea 1956-1963

Photographer: Han, Young-Soo Majority of his photo is concerned about ordinary korean people after korean war. Quite sensitive&sort of sharp modernism in everywhere.

Yangban,high class family. since their house is written some Chinese character,it was permitted only for Yangban.

since their house is written some Chinese character,it was permitted only for Yangban. if average people did same thing,they would be beaten till die. Old Korea.

palace gisaeng. 1910 - 1920

Kisaeng (also spelled gisaeng ), sometimes called ginyeo (기녀), were female Korean entertainers. Kisaeng are artists who work to entertain .

[1903] 구한말 결혼식

Sorcerers putting the crown of good luck on the head of the painted bride, Seoul, Korea.

French Nun in Korea and her Converts c. 1910-1915

Korea in the Imperial Era and Japanese Occupation

French Sister and converts, Korea ca. Bain News Service, Library of Congress

shizzwitch - Seoul, korea, 1952 by m20wc51 Via Flickr: ...

shizzwitch - Seoul, korea, 1952 by m20wc51 Via Flickr: ...

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