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Title
Portrait of man wearing bird cage hat
Creator
Williams, Hanson A., Jr., 1928-2009
Date Created and/or Issued
1952
Publication Information
Pepperdine University Libraries
The Korean War Photography of Hanson A. Williams, Jr. [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives
Contributing Institution
Pepperdine University, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection
The Korean War Photography of Hanson A. Williams, Jr
Rights Information
Copyright to photographs in this collection is retained by Pepperdine University. Images are intended for educational and research use, and may be used for non-commercial purposes with appropriate attribution. Organizations and individuals seeking to use images for publication should contact Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives.
Description
An older Korean man wears the traditional hat (gat or kat) and holds a long pipe. His attire reflects late 19th century or early 20th century fashion in Korea, and the gat is often an indication of economic status. Korean men in this attire were often referred to as Papa-san. In his notes, Williams referred to this man as "the perfect subject." In addition to recording the war effort, Williams traveled to small towns, villages, and farms to capture the spirit, culture, and individual personalities of the Korean people, whose lives were dramatically affected by the war.
complete;
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wil02591.tif
http://cdm15730.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15730coll5/id/2818
Subject
War
People
Men
Hats
Pipes (Smoking)
Clothing & dress
Portrait photographs
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korea (South)
Source
Black and white negative, 4 x 5 inches
Relation
The Korean War Photography of Hanson A. Williams, Jr
Sub-series 1.4: People

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