Center for Korean Studies Digital Archive

Korean War Photograph Collection

Dublin Core

Title

Korean War Photograph Collection

Subject

Korean War (1950-1953)

Description

Photographs of Korean War scenes taken by U.S. Army Signal Corps photographers. Descriptions are taken from the information furnished on the reverse side of the photographs. Where they occur, titles provided on the photographs are used here. In other cases, titles have been devised for this collection.

Items in the Korean War Photograph Collection Collection

Two Children
A brother and sister pose for the photographer at the Happy Mountain Orphanage, Pusan, Korea. They are wearing the clothes they had on when they arrived at the orphanage.

Street Sweepers
Korean villagers sweep the streets near ruins in the vicinity of the American Embassy, Seoul, Korea.

Woman and Child 2
Korean woman and child take refuge behind the wall of a burned-out building during an exchange of small-arms fire between UN and Communist Forces in the village of Anongmyan-ni, 18 miles northeast of Wonju, Korea.

Time Out for Chow
Prisoner of war at Camp #1, Pusan, Korea, sits crossed-legged on his cot eating his noon rice. The meal also includes a bowl of fish and a bowl of soup.

Waiting Prisoner
This POW, the ex-president of Seoul University Korea, sitting in typical oriental style waits with other POWs to be interrogated. They are about to board a waiting LST to transport them to other compounds in different locations in Koje-do island,…

Woman and Child 1
The tragedy of strife: This Korean woman and her child in what is left of their home north of Kumhwa, Korea.

Chow Time
Chow Time: Resting beside Korean symbol at Kumgong-ni temple, Korea, Sgt. Henry M Proctor (Los Angeles, Calif.) (left) and Sgt. Burel Evans (Columbus, Ohio) (right) enjoy their chow.

Korean Man Smoking Bamboo Pipe
Wearing his bird cage hat or "kat," this retired Korean gentleman smokes a long bamboo pipe as he walks along the street, Chunju, Korea.

Washing Vegetables
KOREAN WOMEN WORKING FOR UNCACK WASH VEGETABLES IN THE IX U.S. CORPS AREA, SOUTHEAST OF CHUNCHON, KOREA.

Buddhist Monastery
BUDDIST TEMPLE, LOCATED 7 MILES NORTH OF TONG-NAE, KOREA. THIS TEMPLE IS 1,300 YEARS OLD.