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[Seoul cityview]


Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library Title: [Seoul cityview] Date: ca. 1904 Place: Asia: South Korea; Seoul Type: Photographs Description: 'Namdaemun' (Great South Gate in Seoul) is shown here with the tramtrails, which was instituted as a public transportion system in May 1899. 'Namdaemun', one of the 4 main gates of the old city wall, was completed in 1398 and underwent major restoration in 1447 and again in 1997. It is designated as National Treasure #1, one of the most recognizable landmarks in Korea. Positioned near the the current center of downtown Seoul, amidst traffic and skyskrapers, it receives a large amount of pollution, the main reason behind its most recent renovation. Source: (viewed May 9, 2003) Identifier: 1260.57.07.01 Persistent URI: 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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