Identification Card

unknownModern, 1950s

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum

This identification card is one of the residence certificates that were issued by the governor of Gyeonggi-do during the Korean War (1950-1953) and remained in use until 1962, when the Korean government proclaimed the Residence Registration Act and began to issue new identification cards. This particular ID certificate issued to a provincial resident contains his photograph, address, occupation, name, right and left thumb prints, age, and date of issuance marked in the Dangun era rather than the Christian era. The name of the issuer printed on this type of certificate was usually that of the local police head.

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  • Title: Identification Card
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: Modern, 1950s
  • Provenance: Gyeonggi Provincial Museum
  • Type: Certificate