Rare 19th-century color photos from a unified Korea show children playing and partying

Incredible nineteenth-century photos provide rare insight what life looked like in Korea more than 100 years ago.

The fascinating color photos taken in 1895 show the Korean locals clearly fascinated by the new-fashioned camera.

In one fell swoop, Korean residents enjoy a celebration of wine and cookies, in another, a local dignity is transported through a provincial village, and in a third, three colorfully covered gentleman aboard a ship destined for foreign new countries.

Incredible nineteenth-century photographs provide a rare insight into how life in Korea was more than 100 years ago. This photo shows a group of local children who are clearly fascinated by the Newfang

Incredible nineteenth-century photographs provide a rare insight into how life in Korea was more than 100 years ago. This photo shows a group of local children who are clearly fascinated by the Newfang

A local dignitator and their escort who comes through a provincial village in a covered sedan chair. The fascinating color images, taken in 1895, show life in Korea during a short period of union between the North and the South

A local dignitator and their escort who comes through a provincial village in a covered sedan chair. The fascinating color images, taken in 1895, show life in Korea during a short period of union between the North and the South

A local dignitator and their escort who comes through a provincial village in a covered sedan chair. The fascinating color images, taken in 1895, show life in Korea during a short period of union between the North and the South

Three fantastically dressed gentlemen on the deck of a departing ship. The eye-catching photos were taken by the pioneering American photographer William Henry Jackson as part of an extensive world tour

Three fantastically dressed gentlemen on the deck of a departing ship. The eye-catching photos were taken by the pioneering American photographer William Henry Jackson as part of an extensive world tour

Three fantastically dressed gentlemen on the deck of a departing ship. The eye-catching photos were taken by the pioneering American photographer William Henry Jackson as part of an extensive world tour

The striking photos were taken by the pioneering American photographer William Henry Jackson as part of an extensive world tour.

He traveled through Asia, Africa and Oceania and took photos for the World & # 39; s Transportation Commission.

The tour, set up by railroad magnate Joseph Gladding Pangborn, was initially organized to explore and explore different rail systems around the world, but Jackson took the opportunity to capture the locals, architecture and landscape between 1894 and 1896 .

His photos were featured in publications and allowed ordinary people to experience life in countries they had never heard of.

In this shot, Korean residents enjoyed a party with wine and cookies, while sheltering and preparing a meal along the way

In this shot, Korean residents enjoyed a party with wine and cookies, while sheltering and preparing a meal along the way

In this shot, Korean residents enjoyed a party with wine and cookies, while sheltering and preparing a meal along the way

A bustling street scene with curious bystanders in Seoul, now the capital of South Korea. The photos taken by William Henry Jackson as he traveled through Asia, Africa and Oceania and took photos for the World & # 39; s Transportation Commission

A bustling street scene with curious bystanders in Seoul, now the capital of South Korea. The photos taken by William Henry Jackson as he traveled through Asia, Africa and Oceania and took photos for the World & # 39; s Transportation Commission

A bustling street scene with curious bystanders in Seoul, now the capital of South Korea. The photos taken by William Henry Jackson as he traveled through Asia, Africa and Oceania and took photos for the World & # 39; s Transportation Commission

Korean sandsuit-saddled ox in the hill district between Seoul and Wonsan with a farmer. The photos were taken on tour, set up by railroad magnate Joseph Gladding Pangborn

Korean sandsuit-saddled ox in the hill district between Seoul and Wonsan with a farmer. The photos were taken on tour, set up by railroad magnate Joseph Gladding Pangborn

Korean sandsuit-saddled ox in the hill district between Seoul and Wonsan with a farmer. The photos were taken on tour, set up by railroad magnate Joseph Gladding Pangborn

An elegant woman aboard a Korean ship in 1895. The tour was originally organized to explore and explore different rail systems around the world, but from 1894 to 1896 photographer Jackson took the opportunity to explore the local population, architecture and to capture the landscape.

An elegant woman aboard a Korean ship in 1895. The tour was originally organized to explore and explore different rail systems around the world, but from 1894 to 1896 photographer Jackson took the opportunity to explore the local population, architecture and to capture the landscape.

An elegant woman aboard a Korean ship in 1895. The tour was originally organized to explore and explore different rail systems around the world, but from 1894 to 1896 photographer Jackson took the opportunity to explore the local population, architecture and to capture the landscape.

In Wonsan, a group of visiting collectors draw a crowd. His photos were featured in publications and allowed ordinary people to experience life in countries they had never heard of

In Wonsan, a group of visiting collectors draw a crowd. His photos were featured in publications and allowed ordinary people to experience life in countries they had never heard of

In Wonsan, a group of visiting collectors draw a crowd. His photos were featured in publications and allowed ordinary people to experience life in countries they had never heard of

Because color photography was still in its infancy, all photos from Jackson were taken on black and white lantern slides.

To make the slides look more realistic, certain slides such as these were colored by hand with dyes and paints.

The moment Jackson broke his fascinating photos, Korea slowly emerged from the shadow of the Russian empire after a turbulent history.

After being ruled by generations of dynastic kingdoms for many years, a united Korea enjoyed a brief period of independence at the end of the 19th century before it was occupied by Japan after the Russian-Japanese War in 1905 and the country was formally annexed five years later .

A family is sitting on the porch of a rustic house. Because color photography was still in its infancy, all photos from Jackson were taken on black and white lantern slides. To make the slides look more realistic, certain slides such as these were colored by hand with dyes and paints

A family is sitting on the porch of a rustic house. Because color photography was still in its infancy, all photos from Jackson were taken on black and white lantern slides. To make the slides look more realistic, certain slides such as these were colored by hand with dyes and paints

A family is sitting on the porch of a rustic house. Because color photography was still in its infancy, all photos from Jackson were taken on black and white lantern slides. To make the slides look more realistic, certain slides such as these were colored by hand with dyes and paints

A potter who markets his wares sits in front of his photo portrait by Jackson. The moment Jackson broke his fascinating photo & # 39; s, Korea slowly emerged from the shadow of the Russian empire after a turbulent history

A potter who markets his wares sits in front of his photo portrait by Jackson. The moment Jackson broke his fascinating photo & # 39; s, Korea slowly emerged from the shadow of the Russian empire after a turbulent history

A potter who markets his wares sits in front of his photo portrait by Jackson. The moment Jackson broke his fascinating photo & # 39; s, Korea slowly emerged from the shadow of the Russian empire after a turbulent history

Main Audience Hall at Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul in 1895. After being ruled by generations of dynastic kingdoms for many years, a united Korea enjoyed a brief period of independence at the end of the 19th century before it was occupied by Japan after the Russian-Japanese War in 1905 and the country was formally annexed five years later

Main Audience Hall at Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul in 1895. After being ruled by generations of dynastic kingdoms for many years, a united Korea enjoyed a brief period of independence at the end of the 19th century before it was occupied by Japan after the Russian-Japanese War in 1905 and the country was formally annexed five years later

Main Audience Hall at Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul in 1895. After being ruled by generations of dynastic kingdoms for many years, a united Korea enjoyed a brief period of independence at the end of the 19th century before it was occupied by Japan after the Russian-Japanese War in 1905 and the country was formally annexed five years later

Korea worked for years under Japanese colonial rule – until the end of World War II, when the split into two countries began.

After the end of the war, the country was divided between North Korea and South Korea.

The peninsula became a battlefield of the Cold War and descended from the actual war between neighboring countries from 1950 to 1953, killing more than 2.5 million people.

This little girl seems fascinated by Jackson & # 39; s camera. Her friends, so less. Korea worked for years under Japanese colonial rule - until the end of World War II, when the split into two countries began

This little girl seems fascinated by Jackson & # 39; s camera. Her friends, so less. Korea worked for years under Japanese colonial rule - until the end of World War II, when the split into two countries began

This little girl seems fascinated by Jackson & # 39; s camera. Her friends, so less. Korea worked for years under Japanese colonial rule – until the end of World War II, when the split into two countries began

A worker takes a heavy load from a moored ship. After the end of the war, the country was divided between North Korea and South Korea. The peninsula became a battlefield of the Cold War and descended from the actual war between neighboring countries from 1950 to 1953, killing more than 2.5 million people.

A worker takes a heavy load from a moored ship. After the end of the war, the country was divided between North Korea and South Korea. The peninsula became a battlefield of the Cold War and descended from the actual war between neighboring countries from 1950 to 1953, killing more than 2.5 million people.

A worker takes a heavy load from a moored ship. After the end of the war, the country was divided between North Korea and South Korea. The peninsula became a battlefield of the Cold War and descended from the actual war between neighboring countries from 1950 to 1953, killing more than 2.5 million people.

A covered sedan seat on the way from Seoul to Chemulpo 125 years ago. Sixty-six years later, the situation remains difficult. However, the history was made last year when North Korean chief leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met each other in person

A covered sedan seat on the way from Seoul to Chemulpo 125 years ago. Sixty-six years later, the situation remains difficult. However, the history was made last year when North Korean chief leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met each other in person

A covered sedan seat on the way from Seoul to Chemulpo 125 years ago. Sixty-six years later, the situation remains difficult. However, the history was made last year when North Korean chief leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met each other in person

Sixty-six years later, the situation remains difficult.

However, history was made last year when North Korean chief leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in met each other in person.

Kim became the first North Korean leader to enter South Korean territory since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

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