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Description: The first moving pictures taken in Korea, by Burton Holmes. Shows Seoul, the Royal Archers, the Royal Dancers at the Palace, horsehair hat tying, workmen and the streets of Seoul shot from a trolley
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Clip #: TFA-319B
Length: 5:12
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1900s
Filmmaker: Burton Holmes
Region: Far East
Country: Korea
City: Seoul
Subject: Street Scene
Original: 35mm
1899, Korea, Seoul, smiling Korean man wearing hat surrounded by plants, trolley POV street scenes, oxcarts, horse carts, pedestrians, straw thatched roof buildings, rickshaws, East Gate, Heunginjimun, Dongdaemun, pedestrians carrying umbrellas / parasols and wearing shawls over their heads for sun protection, women washing laundry, women and girls wearing traditional Korean attire, man securing his hair into topknot and putting on traditional Gat horsehair hat, Royal Archers, archery, enthusiastic children eating from bowls using spoons and their hands, Royal Dancers at the Palace, young women dressed in traditional Korean attire performing dances, workmen shoveling dirt in unison using agricultural tools tied together

Transferred from 35mm. Original 35mm nitrate elements no longer available.

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