The Flag of the Commander in Chief of the Korean Forces
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Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography

Felice Beato
British, June 1871, Korea
Albumen silver print
10 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.

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Here three military officers pose in front of a Korean flag they captured at Fort McKee. The mission was essentially a failure, resulting in unnecessary deaths and failed negotiations between the United States and Korea. Commissioned to make photographs for the Americans, Beato perpetuated the illusion of victory.