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Dancing girl

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Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library Title: Dancing girl Date: ca. 1904 Place: Asia: South Korea Type: Postcards/Ephemera Description: A Korean 'kisaeng', or singing girl, dressed up for her performance. A 'kisaeng's' social position was among the lowest in the traditional Korean class system. Their daughters also became 'kisaeng' and their sons became slaves. A dancer is shown wearing a 'hwagwan' (a small crown decorated with flowers and jewels). The art of entertaining of the 'kisaeng' is analogous to the Japanese geisha. These professional entertainers were highly trained in the arts of poetry, music, dance, and other forms of social or artistic diversion. This is a 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: Pencilled inscription on verso of image: 'Dancing girl' Identifier: 1260.74.12.05 Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5xs7 There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | courtesans | costume | studios | crowns | dancers | entertainers | culidentifier:value=1260741205 | culidentifier:lunafield=identifier | woman | standing | portrait | oval | crown | dress | kisaeng | korea

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A Corean court singer

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Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library Title: A Corean court singer Date: ca. 1904 Place: Asia: South Korea Type: Postcards/Ephemera Description: Courtesans frequently danced and sang during festivities at the royal court. This singer/dancer is shown wearing a 'hwagwan' (a small crown decorated with flowers and jewels), and a long, well-tailored silk jacket over a skirt. Her hands grasp colorful pieces of cloth which are enhance her performance as she dances. 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 court singer' Identifier: 1260.74.12.04 Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5xs6 There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | courtesans | costume | studios | crowns | dancers | entertainers | culidentifier:value=1260741204 | culidentifier:lunafield=identifier | woman | stripes | music

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A Corean singer in dancing dress

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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 There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | courtesans | parties | costume | studios | events | culidentifier:value=1260741202 | culidentifier:lunafield=identifier

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Corean beauty

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Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library Title: Corean beauty Date: ca. 1904 Place: Asia: South Korea Type: Postcards/Ephemera Description: A young 'kisaeng' (singing girl) in full Korean traditional dress. She has a typical married women's hair style (jjok), which is called chignon with a hairpin (the 'pinyo'). Korean 'kisaeng', or singing girls, dressed up for singing and dancing. A 'Kisaeng's' social position was among the lowest in the traditional Korean class system. Their daughters also became 'kisaeng' and their sons became slaves. The art of entertaining of the 'kisaeng' is analogous to the Japanese geisha. These professional entertainers were highly trained in the arts of poetry, music, dance, and other forms of social or artistic diversion. eIn the early 1900s, 'kisaeng' did their hair up in a 'chignon' and wear shorter jackets (about 7-8 inches) than ordinary women - The skirts were cut with a full slit at the back and were fixed to the right side, while upper class women's skirt were fixed to the left.e Source: Kwon, O-chang. Inmurhwaro ponun Choson sidae uri ot, 1998, p. 140. Inscription/Marks: Pencilled inscription on verso of image: 'Corean beauty' Identifier: 1260.74.12.06 Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5xs8 There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!

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cornelluniversitylibrary | courtesans | costume | studios | crowns | dancers | entertainers | mirrors | culidentifier:value=1260741206 | culidentifier:lunafield=identifier | kisaeng | korea | ?? | ??

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