A Corean singer in dancing dress

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Where: 산56 Jeokam-ri, Maro-myeon, Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea

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When: 01 January 1904

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Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library

Title: A Corean singer in dancing dress

Date: ca. 1904

Place: Asia: South Korea

Type: Postcards/Ephemera

Description: Courtesans frequently danced and sang during festivities at the royal court. A dancer is shown wearing a 'hwagwan' (a small crown decorated with flowers and jewels), wth a long jacket over a skirt. She covers her hands with colorful cloth. This is a (hand-colored) photograph taken in a studio setting, produced for mass production. Source: Kwon, O-chang. Inmurhwaro ponun Choson sidae uri ot, 1998, p. 150.

Inscription/Marks: Inscription imprinted on image: 'A Corean singer in dancing dress'

Identifier: 1260.74.12.02

Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5xs4

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