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H.I.M. the Emperor of Corea (4096162796)

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H.I.M. the Emperor of Corea (4096162796)

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Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library
Title: H.I.M. the Emperor of Corea
Date: ca. 1904
Place: Asia: South Korea; Seoul
Type: Portraits
Description: This postcard shows King 'Sunjong' (1874-1926) in full dress as head of state of the Empire of the Great Han (i.e. Korea). He was the second son of King 'Kojong' and Queen 'Min'. After King 'Kojong' was accused of endangering Korea's security and political sovereignity, King 'Sunjong' became the last ruler of the Yi Dynasty (1907-1910). In fact, King 'Kojong' - then in custody of the Japanese military in the Toksu Palace in Seoul - sent secret envoys to the International Peace Conference in Hague in June 1907, 'exposing Japanese invasion of Korea to the whole world.'
Inscription/Marks: Image imprinted with the legend: 'H. I. M. the Emperor of Corea'
Identifier: 1260.74.11.01
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