A Korean bride and groom. 1920. From The mentor. (New York : Mentor Association Inc., 1913-1931)
vintage everyday: Old Photographs of Life in Korea More Than 100 Years Ago
별기군 병사, 구 한말에 신식군대를 도입하였다.
Kee San="Kisaeng" or "Gisaeng." Most postcards of kisaeng from 1900-1910 show those who worked at the royal palace or various government offices (known as gwan'gi) in colorful robes or dance. After the gwan'gi system was abolished in 1908, images of kisaeng changed their focus to closeups of faces and physical features (Kwon 2005, pp. 231-232). Different forms of dress began to appear in photos after the 1910s. 1918-1918 East Asia - Imperial Postcard Collection, Lafayette College.
[Korean officials on a cold day near palace grounds, Seoul.] Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library ca. 1904
Korean players, in traditional dress, play in a photograph dated between 1910 and 1920.
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A boy in hanbok, Korean traditional clothing. Photograph taken sometime in the 1900s, most likely during the Japanese occupation of Korea (August 29, 1910 - August 15, 1945). #PhotojournalismKorea
The hen peddler is carrying a two-tiered hencoop on his back known as eori (어리). The hens were usually home grown and therefore peddlers were not in a rush to sell them. 1918-1918 East Asia - Imperial Postcard Collection, Lafayette College.