Description: The earliest surviving depiction of the flag of Korea, as published in a U.S. Navy book Flags of Maritime Nations in July 1882.
Credit: U.S. Navy book Flags of Maritime Nations, 1882. Source for this scan: Chosun Ilbo article of January 26, 2004 20:39 KST, online at http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200401/200401260030.html Image originally uploaded to English Wikipedia by w:User:ProhibitOnions. Its description page is/was here.
Author: United States Navy personnel
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