Pyongyang ca 1910-1930. Three girls play on the steps of a building. Perhaps the mat at their feet was placed there for the purpose of the photograph.
Korean vintage photo
Korea, 1902-1903 Photographer (Carlo Rossetti, 魯士德, 1876-1948) Original publication: Corea e Coreani, Italy
Yangban,high class family. since their house is written some Chinese character,it was permitted only for Yangban.
한국 사람ㅏ. 들은 모여서 저렇게 술마시는 것을 좋아했ㄷㅏ.
Kisaeng instructor in 1900
Korea,《朝鮮風俗》 (1) 1938, by Masao Horino
Kat (갓), or horsehair hats, represented upper-class status in Korea as only the yangban were allowed to wear them. That, and the fact that they were carefully crafted of very thin material such as bamboo and horsehair, gave kat-makers much pride in their work. Later, they were worn by craftsmen and merchants (Cho 1996 vol. 1, p. 88). 1906-1933 East Asia Image Collection, Imperial Postcard Collection, Lafayette College.