Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chemulpo Chicken

Here's a Korean postcard from Chemulpo. The area is known for the 1904 Battle of Chemulpo Bay in the Russo-Japanese War. Chemulpo, as the main port of Seoul, had strategic significance; it had previously been used as the main invasion route of the Japanese in the Sino-Japanese war of 1894.

But this card was date stamped in 1940. Now, and at that time, Chemulpo was known as Incheon. It is the largest seaport on the west coast and has the country's largest airport. Other than that, I can't tell you anything about the significance of this card and it's chicken (rooster.) I welcome any input. But do take a look at the sideways rooster on the back of the card.

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