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South Korea, View of Palace in Seoul
This image, showing a view of a palace in Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk  between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “View of palace, section of Seoul looking east.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to the country in 1883 with a Korean delegation as the only person ...
South Korea, Man Sitting in Library of American Diplomatic Residence
This image of a well-dressed man sitting in a chair in the library of the U.S. diplomatic residence in Korea is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “Chung-Phyong-Ha, guest and friend in the library of the legation.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to ...
South Korea, Juhamnu Pavilion in Front of Buyongji Pond in Changdok Palace in Seoul
This image highlights the Juhamnu pavilion, part of the Changdeokgung, or Changdok palace, in Seoul, Korea. Standing in the foreground, a man identified as Lieutenant Milligan is seen rolling a cigarette. This is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Changdeokgung was built in the 15th century as a secondary palace after the primary palace of Gyeongbokgung. Both palaces were burned down during the Japanese invasion in 1592, and ...
South Korea, Man Standing in Front of American Diplomatic Residence
This image, showing a Korean man standing in front of the U.S. diplomatic residence in Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “I-Shiryom, a friend, Chusa of the F.O. [Foreign Office], taken at the U.S.L. [U.S. Legation], front of dwelling, July 1885.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat ...
South Korea, Visitors at American Diplomatic Residence in Seoul
This image, showing two men at the legation of the United States in Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The diplomatic residence, estimated to have been built prior to 1883, was the first foreign legation building erected in Seoul. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “I-Shi Ryon and Chung-Phyong-Ha; visitors at USL.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S ...
South Korea, City View in Seoul
This image, a landscape showing trees and the city walls of Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “Middle section of Seoul.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to the country in 1883 with a Korean delegation as the only person in U ...
South Korea, View of Northern Part of Seoul
This image, showing a landscape of trees and buildings in the northern part of Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “Northern section, view of Seoul.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to the country in 1883 with a Korean delegation as the ...
South Korea, City View in Seoul
This image, showing a stone wall and beyond it, the city of Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “South of middle section, Seoul.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to the country in 1883 with a Korean delegation as the only person ...
South Korea, View of Seoul From West to East
This image, showing a view of the city of Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “View over centre of Seoul, from west to east." Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to the country in 1883 with a Korean delegation as the only ...
South Korea, Road to China in Seoul
This image, showing a road next to a group of homes in the city of Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “Road to China from west gate, Seoul. At a point where king meets foreign ambassadors.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent ...
South Korea, Great South Gate in Seoul
This image, showing the pagoda-style south gate in the stone wall surrounding the city of Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The south gate, Sungnyemun, commonly known as Namdaemun, is designated as National Treasure Number One in South Korea. Completed in 1398, the gate was one of four main gates in the defensive stone wall surrounding the capital. Goods flowed into the city through the ...
South Korea, Section of City Outside Wall in Seoul
This image, showing a view of a section of Seoul, Korea that is located outside the defensive stone wall, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “Northwest section of Seoul outside the wall, view taken east of south gate.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent ...
South Korea, View of Huwon (Garden) in Changdok Palace in Seoul
This image, showing a group of men standing in a garden on the grounds of Changdeokgung, or Changdok palace, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Changdeokgung was built in the 15th century as a secondary palace after the primary palace of Gyeongbokgung. Both palaces were burned down during the Japanese invasion in 1592, and Changdeokgung was the first to be rebuilt in the early 17th century (under ...
South Korea, Man on Pony
This image, showing a man seated on a pony with another man standing alongside, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “Chin-Yong-Meuk, interpreter and companion of G.C.F. (Ensign George C. Foulk, U.S. Navy) from May 1884–January 1887. U.S. Legation.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the ...
South Korea, View of Changdok Palace Complex in Seoul
This image, showing the grounds of Changdeokgung or Changdok palace, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1883 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Changdeokgung was built in the 15th century as a secondary palace after the primary palace of Gyeongbokgung. Both palaces were burned down during the Japanese invasion in 1592, and Changdeokgung was the first to be rebuilt in the early 17th century (under Korean kings Sonjo  and Kwanghae Kun ), after which it ...
South Korea, Aerial View of Seoul
This image, showing an aerial view of the city of Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “View of Seoul, looking down from top of S. Mountain.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to the country in 1883 with a Korean delegation as ...
South Korea, City View in Seoul
This image, showing a view of the city of Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “View of Seoul looking north from gap in S. Mountain.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to the country in 1883 with a Korean delegation as the ...
South Korea, Diplomat and Staff at American Embassy
This image, showing a group of men at the U.S. legation in Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image identifies the men from left to right: “Korea, U.S. Legation: Su-il (head of house), Chin-Yong-Meuk (interpreter), G.C.F. (Ensign George C. Foulk, U.S. Navy, charge d'affaires), and Koin Su (messenger).” Foulk was a young naval officer who ...
South Korea, View of Southwest Part of Seoul in Sight of Great South Gate
This image, showing the city of Seoul, Korea, the surrounding stone wall, and the pagoda-style south gate, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The south gate, Sungnyemun, commonly known as Namdaemun, is designated as National Treasure Number One in South Korea. Completed in 1398, the gate was one of four main gates in the defensive stone wall. Goods flowed into the city through the gate, and a ...
South Korea, View of Houses on South Side of Seoul
This image, showing a view of houses with thatched roofs on the south side of Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “Korean hamlet, south side of Seoul, east of the south gate.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to the country in ...
South Korea, Pavilions at Huwon (Garden) in Changdok Palace in Seoul
This image, showing pavilions on the grounds of Changdeokgung or Changdok palace, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Changdeokgung was built in the 15th century as a secondary palace after the primary palace of Gyeongbokgung. Both palaces were burned down during the Japanese invasion in 1592, and Changdeokgung was the first to be rebuilt in the early 17th century (under Korean kings Sonjo and Kwanghae Kun), after ...
South Korea, Archery at Chong-Dong in Seoul
This image, showing a group of men practicing archery, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image identifies the individuals from left to right: “Archery at Chong-Dong. Tiglath Pilser (a boy), Chung-Yong Muk  (interpreter), Su-il (head man of the house), Charlie ( bedroom-boy) and the captain of the Legation Guard.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in ...
South Korea, Juhamnu Pavilion in Front of Buyongji Pond in Changdok Palace in Seoul
This image, showing a group of visitors on the grounds of Changdeokgung or Changdok palace, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Changdeokgung was built in the 15th century as a secondary palace after the primary palace of Gyeongbokgung. Both palaces were burned down during the Japanese invasion in 1592, and Changdeokgung was the first to be rebuilt in the early 17th century (under Korean kings Sonjo  and ...
South Korea, American Diplomatic Residence
This image, showing a seated Korean man reading in the American diplomatic residence in Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “Chang-Phyong-Ha, guest and friend; summer sitting room, U.S Legation.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to the country in 1883 with a ...
South Korea, View of City and West Palace in Seoul
This image, showing the cityscape of Seoul, Korea, as seen from the U.S. legation, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “South and southwest corner of Seoul from rear of U.S.L.; prominent buildings are gates belonging to West Palace.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He ...
South Korea, View of Southern Part of Seoul
This image, showing a view of the southern part of Seoul, Korea, is one of 43 photographs of Korea taken by George Clayton Foulk between 1883 and 1886 and held at the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Foulk’s note on the image reads: “Southeast section of Seoul from near west gate.” Foulk was a young naval officer who served as a U.S. diplomat in Korea in the 1880s. He was first sent to the country in 1883 with a Korean delegation as the only ...
A Map of Seoul in the Period of Joseon Dynasty
Suseon jeondo (Map of Seoul) is a wood-block print map of Seoul made by Kim Jeongho (1804–66), the leading geographer of the Joseon Dynasty in the 1840s. The word Suseon indicates Seoul, which was the capital and called Hanyang at that time, and jeondo means the complete map. An actual survey of the whole city by Kim Jeongho, the map shows major roads, facilities, villages, and other features of the capital in detail. The mountains, traditionally considered significant in connecting the sky with the authority of the king, are ...
Contributed by National Library of Korea
Temple of Heaven, Seoul, Korea
This 1925 photograph of the Temple of Heaven in Seoul, present-day South Korea, is from the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection at the Library of Congress. Frank G. Carpenter (1855–1924) was an American writer of books on travel and world geography, whose works helped to popularize cultural anthropology and geography in the United States in the early years of the 20th century. Consisting of photographs taken and gathered by Carpenter and his daughter Frances (1890–1972) to illustrate his writings, the collection includes an estimated 16,800 photographs and ...
Contributed by Library of Congress