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Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library

Title: Seoul

Date: ca. 1904

Type: Photographs

Description: The South Gate of ‘Kyongbokkung’ (Kyongbok Palace) is seen prior to annexation when it was moved to make way for the new capitol. One of the twin haetae (fire-eating monsters) which protected the palaces from fire is depicted here in front of the reconstructed gate. Source: Adams, Edward B. Palaces of Seoul : Yi Dynasty palaces in Korea’s capital city, 1972. P. 172.

Inscription/Marks: Inscription in ink, presumably in WDS hand: ‘Seoul’

Identifier: 1260.

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