She might be the last queen of korea. She got killed by Japanese goverment early 1900s .

vintage everyday: Old Photographs of Life in Korea More Than 100 Years Ago

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.

日本近代史の歴史認識をまとめています

Working Children - Joseon Period

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.

Vintage Korean postcards printed in Japan ca 1910-1940s. All un-captioned, except bottom image - "Kiesaing, beautiful dancing girl, Chosen" which was colorized in a later iteration, shown above it.

Vintage Korean postcards printed in Japan ca 1910-1940s. All un-captioned, except bottom image - "Kiesaing, beautiful dancing girl, Chosen" which was colorized in a later iteration, shown above it.

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