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Kisaeng at Moran Hill, 1930s by Moravius, via Flickr

Kisaeng at Moran Hill, 1930s by Moravius, via Flickr

Exceptional collection of daily life photos from the 1970s by Kim Ki Chan [사진작가] 김기찬(金基贊, 1938-2005) - 골목안 풍경 : 네이버 블로그

Exceptional collection of daily life photos from the 1970s by Kim Ki Chan [사진작가] 김기찬(金基贊, 1938-2005) - 골목안 풍경 : 네이버 블로그

© Han Youngsoo - Seoul, Korea 1956-1963

© Han Youngsoo - Seoul, Korea 1956-1963

Carrying bride to home of bridegroom, Chosen (Korea)

Carrying bride to home of bridegroom, Chosen (Korea)

vintage Korean women

vintage Korean women

Joseph Lee (Lee Hae Nam) and 서복경, circa 1934  Mr. Lee Hae Nam and Ms. Seo, my wife's grandparents. —Michael Sean Gallagher

Joseph Lee (Lee Hae Nam) and 서복경, circa 1934 Mr. Lee Hae Nam and Ms. Seo, my wife's grandparents. —Michael Sean Gallagher

© 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

Photo by In-Shik Lim, 1953, On the way to school

Photo by In-Shik Lim, 1953, On the way to school

Top: "Dancing girls called 'Kiisan' in Chosen" early Japanese postcard. Middle: "Un concert, en Corée/A concert, Corea"/verso "Missions-Etrangères de Paris. Bottom: verso "Hinode-Shoko, Seoul, Korea"

Top: "Dancing girls called 'Kiisan' in Chosen" early Japanese postcard. Middle: "Un concert, en Corée/A concert, Corea"/verso "Missions-Etrangères de Paris. Bottom: verso "Hinode-Shoko, Seoul, Korea"

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.

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