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    3D Photographs of Seoul’s Cityscape 120 Years Ago

    An exhibition called 1904 Seoul Through Stereophotograph will be held in the Seoul Museum of History. 3D photographs of Korea were produced in USA, Australia, and Japan, mostly around 1904. At this time, Seoul conserved a tiled-roofed traditional scenery, and the Seoul City Wall was still visible in the distance. In contrast, there were also various products of modernization policies and reforms promoted by Emperor Gojong after the proclamation of the Korean Empire.

    In this exhibition, photographs whose shooting spot was confirmed were put on a map of 1902 for visitors to observe the locations. Also, these photos were covered with a lens case based on the principle of stereoscopy to allow visitors to contemplate these 3D photographs the way people did it in those days.

    Besides, 3D photographs were converted into anaglyphs to give visitors the opportunity to appreciate Seoul in 1904 in large-scale using 3D glasses. Furthermore, videos of Seoul recorded in 1912 will be showed on a big screen.

    < Exhibition Overview >
    Period: 2.23.2018 – 4.8.2018
    Place: 1st floor, Special Exhibition Hall of Seoul Museum of History
    Admission fee: Free
    Opening hours
    Weekdays: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Weekends and holidays: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (7:00 pm from March)
    ※ Closed on Mondays unless it is a holiday
    Website: www.museum.seoul.kr
    Inquiries: +82-2-724-0274

    3D Photographs of Seoul’s Cityscape 120 Years Ago
    A streetcar passing through the Sungnyemun Haetae Statue in front of the Gwanghawmun
    A streetcar passing through the SungnyemunHaetae Statue in front of the Gwanghawmun