Great Men of Korea Ride Safely one Wheel (Jun, 1933)

Great Men of Korea Ride Safely one Wheel
Riding on one wheel may convey an impression of reckless driving, but it is a slow and stately form of locomotion in the Asiatic land of Chosen (Korea). When a dignitary prepares for a trip, he dons a costume that properly reflects his power and prestige, and mounts a vehicle like the curious single-wheeled carriage pictured here. Four strong coolies seize the guiding bars and trundle him toward his destination. Judging from appearances the passenger must necessarily be resigned to a certain amount of rather rough joggling.

4 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: November 3, 201110:30 pm

    Reminds me of a Chinese wheelbarrow, check it out…

    http://www.absolutechin….jpg

  2. GaryM says: November 5, 20114:18 am

    Or a really cheap rickshaw.

  3. Tim says: November 10, 20115:04 pm

    Looks like something out of Dr. Seuss.

  4. Toronto says: November 10, 20117:26 pm

    BTW that’s a gorgeous cover. Pity more planes aren’t painted like that.

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