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The Sands of Time - Korea

Unified for two thousand years, the Korean Peninsula underwent significant change when Japan began its occupation of the country early in the 20th century.

John S. Pughe created this illustration which appeared on the cover of Puck on the 3rd of February, 1904. The image has this caption:

Mars Just a little more, and I'll give that Peace Congress a jolt!

Curators at the Library of Congress, where this image is maintained, also provide a summary of it:

Illustration shows Mars, the Roman god of war, waiting for the establishment of protocols and the Japanese occupation of "Korea" to be completed before the sands in an hourglass shift from "Peace" to "War"; "China" sits quietly on the left.

Japan began its occupation of the Korean Peninsula in 1910 and maintained control of the country until the end of World War II. Korea was partitioned, between North and South, as the result of decisions made by the Allied Powers near the end of WWII.

Korea remains divided in the 21st century.


Media Credits

John S. Pughe created this illustration which was published in "Puck" on February 3, 1904. N.Y. : J. Ottmann Lith. Co., Puck Bldg. Online via the Library of Congress. Public Domain since original copyright - held by by Keppler & Schwarzmann - has expired.

 

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