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Women going out

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Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library Title: Women going out Date: ca. 1904 Place: Asia: North Korea; Pyongyang Type: Postcards/Ephemera Description: The inscription imprinted on the postcard in Japanese characters indicates an outing of 'Pyongyang' women. The big objects over women's heads were used to hide their face and to protect from sunshine or rain. This is number three of a series of Japanese postcards on Korean customs. On the 'objects' worn on the head, W.R. Carles comments that 'There seemed to be a passion among the poor people for enormous hats, but those of the women were gigantic, and required both hands to keep them in position.' Source: First Encounters - Korea 1880-1910; edited by Peter A.Underwood with Samuel H. Moffett & Norman R. Sibley, Seoul, 1982. p. 112. Inscription/Marks: Inscription imprinted on image: 'Going out of woman' Identifier: 1260.74.09.01 Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5xr8 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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