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Korea Collection

Discover the captivating beauty of Korea, a land rich in history and culture

Background imageKorea Collection: Morning star lily, Lilium concolor

Morning star lily, Lilium concolor. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe, Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l Europe

Background imageKorea Collection: KOREAN WAR: SHIP REFUELING. The destroyer USS Shelton and the aircraft carrier USS Antietam

KOREAN WAR: SHIP REFUELING. The destroyer USS Shelton and the aircraft carrier USS Antietam refueling from the tanker USS Tolovana in Korean waters

Background imageKorea Collection: Bodhidharma, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Bodhidharma, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Bamboo in the Wind, early 17th century. Creator: Yi Jeong (Korean, 1541-1626)

Bamboo in the Wind, early 17th century. Creator: Yi Jeong (Korean, 1541-1626)
Bamboo in the Wind, early 17th century

Background imageKorea Collection: The battleship U. S. S. Missouri bombards Chong Ji, Korea, with 16-inch guns in October 1950

The battleship U. S. S. Missouri bombards Chong Ji, Korea, with 16-inch guns in October 1950
KOREAN WAR, 1950. The battleship " U.S.S. Missouri" bombards Chong Ji, Korea, with 16-inch guns in October 1950

Background imageKorea Collection: 5th F3 Korea Super Prix: Gene Lee ADR: 5th F3 Korea Super Prix, Changwon City, Korea

5th F3 Korea Super Prix: Gene Lee ADR: 5th F3 Korea Super Prix, Changwon City, Korea, 21-23 November 2003
Gene Lee (KOR) ADR. 5th F3 Korea Super Prix, Changwon City, Korea, 21-23 November 2003. DIGITAL IMAGE

Background imageKorea Collection: Line of women planting rice in flooded paddy fields on Wando Island

Line of women planting rice in flooded paddy fields on Wando Island, Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Chemulpo, Korea

Chemulpo, Korea, main port for the capital, Seoul. Date: circa 1890

Background imageKorea Collection: Seoul, Korea - Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, Gyeongbokgung Palace

Seoul, Korea - Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, Gyeongbokgung Palace
Seoul, Korea - Gyeonghoeru, also known as Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, a hall used to hold important and special state banquets during the Joseon Dynasty - Part of the Gyeongbokgung Palace

Background imageKorea Collection: Haedong Yonggungsa temple, Busan, South Korea, Asia

Haedong Yonggungsa temple, Busan, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Kerria Japonica (Japanese Yellow Rose)

Kerria Japonica (Japanese Yellow Rose), a shrub of the Rosaceae family with bright yellow flowers, native to China, Japan and Korea

Background imageKorea Collection: Chemulpo, Korea, circa 1880s

Chemulpo, Korea, circa 1880s. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageKorea Collection: City skyline, Busan, South Korea, Asia

City skyline, Busan, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Hyang-Wonjong Pavilion

Hyang-Wonjong Pavilion, Kyongbok Palace, Seoul, South Korea, Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: The fish-shaped chime on the Buddhist wind bell, honors those creatures which never close

The fish-shaped chime on the Buddhist wind bell, honors those creatures which never close their eyes, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Bird painting at Bongeunsa temple, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Bird painting at Bongeunsa temple, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: USA, North America, Minnesota

USA, North America, Minnesota
AT-6 airplane on the runway at Fleming Field

Background imageKorea Collection: Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea, Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Starfield Library in COEX Mall, Seoul, South Korea

Starfield Library in COEX Mall, Seoul, South Korea

Background imageKorea Collection: Panorama of Incheon with view toward Chemulpo Bay, Korea

Panorama of Incheon with view toward Chemulpo Bay, Korea, the site of the Battle of Chemulpo Bay, where the first shots of the Russo-Japanese War were fired. Date: circa 1905

Background imageKorea Collection: Korea, Seoul, Korea, Seoul, Jongno, Bike outside restaurant

Korea, Seoul, Korea, Seoul, Jongno, Bike outside restaurant

Background imageKorea Collection: Citizens Bell Pavillion, Yongdusan Park, Busan, South Korea, Asia

Citizens Bell Pavillion, Yongdusan Park, Busan, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Kia Soul Exclaim

Kia Soul Exclaim

Background imageKorea Collection: Elevated view of a busy city centre street and high rise buildings on a rainy summer day

Elevated view of a busy city centre street and high rise buildings on a rainy summer day, City Hall area, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Seoul, Korea - Panoramic view over the city

Seoul, Korea - Panoramic view over the city, looking toward the Japanese General Government Building, Seoul (back centre). Date: 1930s

Background imageKorea Collection: A Korean terracotta jar / pot seller and his seated chum

A Korean terracotta jar / pot seller and his seated chum
A Korean terracotta jar/pot seller and his seated chum (smiling) Date: circa 1910

Background imageKorea Collection: Yakcheonsa Buddhist temple, Seogwipo City, Jeju Island, South Korea, Asia

Yakcheonsa Buddhist temple, Seogwipo City, Jeju Island, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: JAPAN: MAP, 1606. Map of Japan engraved by Jodocus Hondius for a 1606 edition of Gerardus

JAPAN: MAP, 1606. Map of Japan engraved by Jodocus Hondius for a 1606 edition of Gerardus Mercators Atlas. Korea is shown as an island

Background imageKorea Collection: KOREAN WAR: PORK CHOP HILL. An American soldier, wounded at the Battle of Pork Chop Hill in 1953

KOREAN WAR: PORK CHOP HILL. An American soldier, wounded at the Battle of Pork Chop Hill in 1953, receives assistance from two comrades

Background imageKorea Collection: Smiling Buddha, Jogyesa Temple, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Smiling Buddha, Jogyesa Temple, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Harbour at Chemulpo, Korea, circa 1880s

Harbour at Chemulpo, Korea, circa 1880s. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageKorea Collection: A U-2 Dragon Lady takes off from Osan Air Base, South Korea

A U-2 Dragon Lady takes off from Osan Air Base, South Korea
October 21, 2009 - A U-2 Dragon Lady takes off from Osan Air Base, South Korea, during the base Air Power Day air show

Background imageKorea Collection: Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2010 blue

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2010 blue

Background imageKorea Collection: Sleeping Buddha, Bongeunsa temple, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Sleeping Buddha, Bongeunsa temple, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Rooster, hen and chicks, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Rooster, hen and chicks, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: 1770, Bonne Map of China, Korea, Japan and Formosa, Rigobert Bonne 1727 - 1794, one

1770, Bonne Map of China, Korea, Japan and Formosa, Rigobert Bonne 1727 - 1794, one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century

Background imageKorea Collection: Selection of Views of Seoul, Korea - Postcard Pack

Selection of Views of Seoul, Korea - Postcard Pack Date: 1930s

Background imageKorea Collection: Drummer, Deoksugung Palace, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Drummer, Deoksugung Palace, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Yin and yang sign on a door, fortress of Suwon, UNESCO World Heritage Site, South Korea, Asia

Yin and yang sign on a door, fortress of Suwon, UNESCO World Heritage Site, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Jeongbang pokpo waterfall, island of Jejudo, UNESCO World Heritage Site, South Korea, Asia

Jeongbang pokpo waterfall, island of Jejudo, UNESCO World Heritage Site, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: China Yankee Imperialist

China Yankee Imperialist
Representatives of the Chinese people, including a soldier, a sailor and an airman, drive Yankee imperialists out of Korea

Background imageKorea Collection: Bhaisajya Buddha (Medicine Buddha), Jogyesa Temple, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Bhaisajya Buddha (Medicine Buddha), Jogyesa Temple, Seoul, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Emille Bell

Emille Bell, National Museum, Kyongju, UNESCO World Heritage Site, South Korea, Asia

Background imageKorea Collection: Racial / Asia / Korea 1910

Racial / Asia / Korea 1910
Korean washerwomen by the riverside

Background imageKorea Collection: Korea Scenery / Pass 1910

Korea Scenery / Pass 1910
Korean scenery: the Peking Pass

Background imageKorea Collection: Cheonggyecheon Stream at dusk, Seoul, South Korea

Cheonggyecheon Stream at dusk, Seoul, South Korea

Background imageKorea Collection: Man, woman and baby of Corea, Korea, 1818

Man, woman and baby of Corea, Korea, 1818. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World, Darton




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Discover the captivating beauty of Korea, a land rich in history and culture. From the striking propaganda posters that adorn Wonsan City in North Korea to the bustling streets of Seoul, this Asian nation will leave you mesmerized. In Wonsan City, witness the power of propaganda through intricate poster details that reflect the ideals of Democratic Peoples Republic (DPRK). These artworks offer a glimpse into the country's unique perspective and beliefs. Journey to Pyongyang, where a painting showcasing the Great Leaders, Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung, stands as a testament to their revered status. This masterpiece embodies their influence on North Korean society and serves as an emblematic symbol for its people. For those seeking spiritual enlightenment, visit Seoul's Bodhidharma temple. Here, amidst serene surroundings in South Korea's capital city, one can connect with ancient Buddhist teachings and find solace in tranquility. Step back in time to 1953 during the Korean War when USS Shelton and USS Antietam refueled from tanker USS Tolovana. The photograph captures a pivotal moment in history when nations clashed on Korean waters while USS Essex awaits her turn nearby - an evocative reminder of past conflicts. Immerse yourself further into North Korean culture by exploring Yi Jeong's Bamboo in the Wind painting from early 17th century. This artwork showcases delicate brushstrokes that depict nature's resilience against adversity - much like Koreans themselves throughout history. Experience firsthand how rice cultivation shapes daily life on Wando Island as women plant rice seedlings amidst flooded paddy fields. Witnessing this labor-intensive process highlights both tradition and perseverance ingrained within Korean agricultural practices. Travel back again to October 1950 when battleship U. S. S Missouri bombarded Chong Ji with its powerful 16-inch guns during wartime operations - illustrating moments etched forever into Korea’s tumultuous past.