Seoksu-dong village and the surrounding area:1968

Photographs by Neil Mishalov

This newly located group of black and white photographs were found in their original state as 35mm black and white negatives during January, 2004.

I hope that this posting will help people have a better understanding and visualization of Korea in the late 1960's. After revisiting Korea in September, 2003, I found that almost all of the man-made structures depicted in these photographs have disappeared. The only constant between most of these photographs and the current 2004 landscape, are the magnificent and rugged mountains that populate many of the picture.

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Young girl near Seoksu-dong Father and son in Seoksu-dong Doing the wash
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A repair shop Bicycle delivery vehicle Seoksu-dong village. The 83rd Ordnance Battalion was headquarted adjacent to Seoksu-dong village
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Seoksu-dong village Tire repair shop 83rd Ordnance Battalion Commanding officer going to Anyang
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83rd Ordnance Battalion Commanding officer returning to Battalion Headquarters Train tracks adjacent to Seoksu-dong village Private courtyard in Seoksu-dong village
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Private courtyard in Seoksu-dong village Private courtyard in Seoksu-dong village Looking from a bedroom out to a private courtyard. Seoksu-dong village
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Looking from a bedroom out to a private courtyard. Seoksu-dong village Preparing a meal Ms. Myung Kim. We were good friends. I hope she is alive and well
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Ms. Myung Kim Ms. Myung Kim Oh, that's cute!
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Retrieving the perishable food from the ice chest Myung is cooking Time for a meal
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Myung is a great cook! Myung being served food. Her 8 year old son can been partially seen to her left Neil Mishalov
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A bicyclist leaving Seoksu-dong Seoksu-dong Seoksu-dong merchant


To see an index page of additional black and white Korean photos from 1968 Go Here

To see an index page of Korean-Japanese photos from my September-October 2003 trip Go Here

To see an index page of Korean-Japanese photos from my 1968-1969 collection Go Here

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This page created, and all photographs copyright 2004, by Neil Mishalov neil@mishalov.com on 23 February 2004.