: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library
: Corean man. Middle class
: ca. 1904
: Asia: South Korea
: A young man of the aristocratic class of the Yi Dynasty in full scholar's dress. He wears an ordinary overcoat (called 'topo' or 'chongjibok'); a black, wide-brimmed 'kat' (black horsehair hat); 'taesahye' (black silk shoes); and a string belt with a tassel tied over the coat. This again is an image taken in a studio setting. The early history of photography in Korea is very little researched, so it is difficult to attribute the image to one photographer.
: Image imprinted with a legend in Japanese character. Pencilled inscription of verso: 'Corean Man. Middle Class.'
Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5xs0
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