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OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- The Bean Grinder, SEOUL ca. 1899-1900

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- The Bean Grinder, SEOUL ca. 1899-1900

447 "Sandals seller" Colonial Period postcard. National Anthropological Archive, Smithsonian Institution

447 "Sandals seller" Colonial Period postcard. National Anthropological Archive, Smithsonian Institution

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.

Seoul: Myeong-dong, September 1965

Seoul: Myeong-dong, September 1965

Korean girls playing Nol-Ttwigi (Korean see-saw), old Choson, Korea, 1890's

Korean girls playing Nol-Ttwigi (Korean see-saw), old Choson, Korea, 1890's

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- Sticks, Mud, Rock, and Rope. Building a Home in SEOUL - Photo by HERBERT G. PONTING, 1903.

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- Sticks, Mud, Rock, and Rope. Building a Home in SEOUL - Photo by HERBERT G. PONTING, 1903.

Korea vintage postcards ca. 1930s. From top: "Fulling clothes" ironing - "Wood cutters in Korean manners." - Husking and pounding beans.

Korea vintage postcards ca. 1930s. From top: "Fulling clothes" ironing - "Wood cutters in Korean manners." - Husking and pounding beans.

Chosun (Korea)

Chosun (Korea)

Bride and groom, Gishu, Korea, ca. 1920-1940. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll123/id/8044

Bride and groom, Gishu, Korea, ca. 1920-1940. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll123/id/8044

© Han Youngsoo - Bando Hotel(Lotte Hotel), Euljiro 1-ga, Seoul, Korea 1956-1963

© Han Youngsoo - Bando Hotel(Lotte Hotel), Euljiro 1-ga, Seoul, Korea 1956-1963

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