Friday, December 27, 2013

Vintage Korea

 Gordon Paddock and Senator Newlands with Koreans, 1905
[Gordon Paddock  was appointed Secretary of the American Legation in Seoul in 1901, 
as well as Vice and Deputy Consul General; he became Consul General in 1902]
  
 Korean farmer and daughter under thatched roof, ca. 1904
  
 Korean kisaengs, or singing girls, dressed up for singing and dancing. Korean kisaeng is special women's occupation that exists for helping parties enjoyable by singing and dancing, ca. 1904
  
 Korean porter with wicker chair on back
  
 Korean shopkeepers with wares, ca. 1904
  
 Namdaemun (Great South Gate in Seoul) is shown here with the tramtrails, 
which was instituted as a public transportion system in May 1899. ca. 1904
  
 Namdaemun (Great South Gate in Seoul) is shown here with the tramtrails, 
which was instituted as a public transportion system in May 1899. ca. 1904
  
 Senator Newlands, ca. 1904
  
 Seoul from a distance
  
 Three people on a swing in the countryside, ca. 1904
[the one constant everywhere in the world? people like to have fun]
  
 Water-carrier, ca. 1904
  
 Western man and Korean laborer resting by statues, Yi Dynasty kings' tombs, 1905
  
Women are shown washing laundry in the stream running through a side street, ca. 1904

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