A man dines on a traditional Korean meal, composed of small dishes and rice. Prior to the Japanese occupation, the peninsula was divided into administrative provinces that largely retained regional cuisines. Today, the food around Pyongyang consists of grains and meat dishes designed for enduring the country's notoriously harsh winters. Food shortages are common in the Hermit Kingdom due to mismanagement and a lack of arable land.

A man dines on a traditional Korean meal, composed of small dishes and rice. Prior to the Japanese occupation, the peninsula was divided into administrative provinces that largely retained regional cuisines. Today, the food around Pyongyang consists of grains and meat dishes designed for enduring the country's notoriously harsh winters. Food shortages are common in the Hermit Kingdom due to mismanagement and a lack of arable land.

Korean Girl made Homeless by the War, Seoul, Korea, 1904, photo by Jack London

Korean Girl made Homeless by the War, Seoul, Korea, 1904, photo by Jack London

1927년 부산 용두산 신사.

1927년 부산 용두산 신사.

korean postcard

korean postcard

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- The Wedding party (2), SEOUL | Unknown photographer, ca 1899-190? [full image also on board]

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- The Wedding party (2), SEOUL | Unknown photographer, ca 1899-190? [full image also on board]

"The Crown Prince of Korea, Soon Jung [sic]" Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882. Unusual relaxed pose with half-smile. Looks about 10 years old.

"The Crown Prince of Korea, Soon Jung [sic]" Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882. Unusual relaxed pose with half-smile. Looks about 10 years old.

The city's population surpassed 200,000 under Japanese colonial rule as it began to industrialize and morph into a provincial capital. It was not until after the Korean War (1950-1953) that Pyongyang was built into the city we know today, with wide boulevards and imposing monuments.

The city's population surpassed 200,000 under Japanese colonial rule as it began to industrialize and morph into a provincial capital. It was not until after the Korean War (1950-1953) that Pyongyang was built into the city we know today, with wide boulevards and imposing monuments.

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