2009년 9월 14일 월요일
" When George Rose visited Korea in 1904, the country was in the midst of sweeping and sapid change. He arrived in Korea, the Rusoo-Japanese War, which had begun in Feburary, was still being fought fiercely in Manchuria. The war was probably what promoted Rose’s visit. With Korea in the international news, he likely though there would be a ready market of people wanting to see how Korea looked, and who thus would be eager to buy his pictures.
We don’t know how profitable that market turned out to be for him. For us, however, his timing was fortuitous Korea was under such pressure elements of its historical culture were beginning to be supplanted...... " by Norman Thorpe
The above photo is from 'Korea Through Australian Eyes', which features photos taken by George Rose in 1904 (during the Russo-Japanese War). Note the Japanese police/soldiers taking a Korean away. Dongmyo is visible at top right.
"View from city wall, Seoul, Korea. Following the wall with one’s eyes it may be traced the main gate and beyond tight up to the mountains. " by George Rose
"A wayside hamlet near Seoul, Korea, some of these quaint little villages are picturesquely situated. " by George Rose
"Early morning market, Seoul, Korea. The Korean takes life leisurely, being quite content to sit and smoke his pipe while waiting for customers. " by George Rose
Korea in 1904... Can you imagine? :-)