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.