Images from old Seoul from Flickr’s The Commons
There won’t be much by ay of explanation here except to say that The Commons on Flickr are an absolute treasure trove of historical imagery and I wanted to share a few here. This is the slideshow from The Commons search for Seoul and it produced a beautiful and provocative take on Seoul circa the turn of the 20th century. There has been quite a lot of history going on in this city in the last 100 years and a lot of these images chronicles that. Much of it seems to be taken from the Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations Collection from Cornell University Library. Amazing stuff, especially the early American Legation interior shots.