Korean Old Photography

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 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.

Korean Girl made Homeless by the War, Seoul, Korea, 1904, photo by Jack London

Korean Girl made Homeless by the War, Seoul, Korea, 1904, photo by Jack London

one of the oldest photo of Korean people ... 1863

one of the oldest photo of Korean people ... 1863

Bucheon, South Korea, 1976 by Kim Ki-Chan

Bucheon, South Korea, 1976 by Kim Ki-Chan

Prince Yi Woo in full dress, 1930s. The Museum of Photography, Seoul

Prince Yi Woo in full dress, 1930s. The Museum of Photography, Seoul

소금장수 [The Salt Vendor] 1910's

소금장수 [The Salt Vendor] 1910's

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM --  The Chicken Seller, SEOUL

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- The Chicken Seller, SEOUL

Josef Breitenbach, Mendicant (War Refugee Father and Child), Pusan, Korea, 1953, photograph, Gift of Peter C. Jones, M.2001.204.3. © Joseph Breitenbach Trust, New York. S)

Josef Breitenbach, Mendicant (War Refugee Father and Child), Pusan, Korea, 1953, photograph, Gift of Peter C. Jones, M.2001.204.3. © Joseph Breitenbach Trust, New York. S)

Vintage Korean photographs, south korea, north korea

Vintage Korean photographs

Vintage Korean photographs, south korea, north korea

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