In 1979 the DeMarco family moved from America to Jeju Island. They lived there for just over a year. Here is a collection of their family photos, published here with permission. Please refer to Peter DeMarco’s Website for an interview with his father about their time on Jeju. It is a fascinating read. Thanks to the DeMarco’s for their kind permission to reprint these photos on Jejuworldwide.com.

 

A pair of haenyo or divers pass some fishing boats.

A pair of haenyo or divers pass some fishing boats.

A photoshoot at Hyopjae Beach.

A photoshoot at Hyopjae Beach.

A fishing boat.

A fishing boat.

KAL Hotel in downtown Jeju.

KAL Hotel in downtown Jeju.

The Jaewon Apartment complex in New Jeju as they looked in 1979. They were the most expensive and highest apartments on the island.

The Jaewon Apartment complex in New Jeju as they looked in 1979. They were the most expensive and highest apartments on the island.

Pete walking through Shin or New Jeju.

Pete walking through Shin or New Jeju.

The local laundry spot.

The local laundry spot.

A motorcyle club at Jeju stadium.

A motorcyle club at Jeju stadium.

Dirtbike club at Jeju stadium

Dirtbike club at Jeju stadium

Dirtbike club racing at Jeju stadium

Dirtbike club racing at Jeju stadium

Workers escape the sun under a truck.

Workers escape the sun under a truck.

Construction in front of Halla Mountain.

Construction in front of Halla Mountain.

Jeju street scene.

Jeju street scene.

Doing laundry in the river.

Doing laundry in the river.

Haenyeo head out to the ocean.

Haenyeo head out to the ocean.

Extinct volcanoes or oreum as they are known on Jeju.

Extinct volcanoes or oreum as they are known on Jeju.

A small village in front of Halla Mountain.

A small village in front of Halla Mountain.

A haenyo with her equipment.

A haenyo with her equipment.

Old-style raft

Boxes of fish by the market.

Boxes of fish by the market.

A street on Jeju. The sign reads "Dog Soup."

A street on Jeju. The sign reads “Dog Soup.”

A model poses during a photoshoot at Hyopjae Beach.

A model poses during a photoshoot at Hyopjae Beach.

An ad for a new housing development.

An ad for a new housing development.

Older women or ajummas helping out with construction.

Older women or ajummas helping out with construction.

Horse pulling cart full of coal yuntans or coal.

Horse pulling cart full of coal yuntans or coal.

Workers in the field.

Workers in the field.

Locals in front of choga-jip or Jeju stone house.

Locals in front of choga-jip or Jeju stone house.

Honeymooners take a photo on Jeju.

Honeymooners take a photo on Jeju.

Tony DeMarco with village elder and kids

Tony DeMarco with village elder and kids

A street festival in Jeju.

A street festival in Jeju.

Playing Spaice Invaders.

Playing Spaice Invaders.

A traditional Jeju stone house or choga-jip.

A traditional Jeju stone house or choga-jip.

The sun sets in front of Halla Mountain.

The sun sets in front of Halla Mountain.