Old Photo of Korean woman ca.1904  All images from Cornell University Library

A young ‘kisaeng’ (singing girl) in full Korean traditional dress, ca. A Korean kisaeng is analagous to a Japanese geisha.

I love the fire fighter and fishermen coats from this era..."Hikeshi" (Japanese fire fighter). "Fire Master",Photography by  Felice Beato, 1866–67. Hand-colored albumen silver print in Views of Japan (1868). 10 7/16 x 8 in.

I love the fire fighter and fishermen coats from this era. "Fire Master",Photography by Felice Beato, Hand-colored albumen silver print in Views of Japan 10 x 8 in.

Korea

Noble family indicated by the decorative furnishings in their residence (Korea)

Kisaeng; Korean beauty

Jidokchae in kisaeng describe d the ideal beauty in the C hosun period. Jidokchae meant intelligence, humility and physical sexual a.

According to the Manchu law, Han Chinese men had to choose between keeping their hair and their head - they were not allowed to keep both).  Here we see a man having his queue braided according to the law.

According to the Manchu law, Han Chinese men were required to wear their hair in the queue style to show loyalty to the Emperor.

Street barber and his client, Shanghai by MacTavish 1910, circa

Chine : photographie ancienne d'un barbier et son client

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.

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.

Yi Woo (1912-1945), the last prince of Korea.  He died in Hiroshima, Japan.

Yi Woo the last prince of Korea. He died in Hiroshima, Japan. you have problems with korea? heres why stupid asses in USA government!

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