Center for Korean Studies Digital Archive

CKS Digital Archive

Digitized selections from the collections of the University of Hawaii Center for Korean Studies

Marshall R. Pihl Collection


Marshall R. Pihl Collection

Items in the Marshall R. Pihl Collection Collection

In the heart of the Seoul business district, Myung-Dong is lined with dry goods stalls.

Wandering Minstrel
A wandering minstrel appears at a restaurant near Seoul Station.

Wandering Minstrel II
A wandering minstrel makes his pitch with a Korean-style banjo.

Wandering Minstrel III
The resaurant-keeper pays off the minstrel.

Shoe-Shine Boy
A shoe-shine boy comes through with the promised "number one shine."

A Seoul woman dominates her variety store featuring everything from Korean matches to American gum.

Street Vendor
Pushing his "store" before him, this many sells yŏt, a kind of Korean taffy.

A Myung-dong pitchman hawks "the sharpest little razor ever made."

A cobbler goes about his business near the Choson Hotel in Seoul.

Book Vendor
Browsers shop the stock of a streetside book vendor.