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The Flag of the Commander in Chief of the Korean Forces
Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)
Korea (Place created)
Albumen silver print
26.2 x 21.4 cm (10 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography
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.