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Family in front of Korean house. Probably Percival Lowell in chair on porch. Japanese cook? ca. 1889

Family in front of Korean house. Probably Percival Lowell in chair on porch.

"Clowns with drum outside of entryway." Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882.

"Clowns with drum outside of entryway." Percival Lowell photo ca.

Hat shop for military. Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882.

Hat shop for military. Percival Lowell photo ca.

Korean official in court costume. Percival Lowell photo ca. 1982

Korean official in court costume. Percival Lowell photo ca.

Buddhist monks from the Flower Stream Temple. Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882.

Buddhist monks from the Flower Stream Temple. Percival Lowell photo ca.

"The Foreign Office" likely on the palace grounds. Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882.

"The Foreign Office" likely on the palace grounds. Percival Lowell photo ca.

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Percival Lowell photo ca.

"Morning in the old palace grounds." Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882.

"Morning in the old palace grounds." Percival Lowell photo ca.

The caption says "Percival Lowell and his local household staff," but that is obviously incorrect. These are two major seated officials and gentlemen, plus one woman, and two boys (on left). Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882.

The caption says "Percival Lowell and his local household staff," but that is obviously incorrect. These are two major seated officials and gentlemen, plus one woman, and two boys (on left). Percival Lowell photo ca.

1930년 영등포역.초기에는  경성토목합자회사에 의해 1935년 1월 16일 기공되어 1935년 6월 24일 준공되었다

1930년 영등포역.초기에는 경성토목합자회사에 의해 1935년 1월 16일 기공되어 1935년 6월 24일 준공되었다

Unidentified grouping, probably dignitary father with three sons and granddaughter. Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882.

Unidentified grouping, probably dignitary father with three sons and granddaughter. Percival Lowell photo ca.

A rice shop in Seoul. Note Yangban woman with coat-veil on right. Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882.

A rice shop in Seoul. Note Yangban woman with coat-veil on right. Percival Lowell photo ca.

The Korean kisaeng were professional girls trained in music, dance, and poetry. "Official kisaeng" (관기 官妓), as depicted in this vintage postcard, were employed by the government and performed at ceremonial banquets. In the background, an ensemble playing traditional Korean instruments. The building in the background is Pubyok Pavilion by kernbeisser

The Korean kisaeng were professional girls trained in music, dance, and poetry. "Official kisaeng" (관기 官妓), as depicted in this vintage postcard, were employed by the government and performed at ceremonial banquets. In the background, an ensemble playing traditional Korean instruments. The building in the background is Pubyok Pavilion by kernbeisser

"In the main street [of Seoul]" Percival Lowell photo ca. 1882.

"In the main street [of Seoul]" Percival Lowell photo ca.

CROWDED SIDE STREET in 1904 PYONGYANG, KOREA | George Rose stereocard—see back

CROWDED SIDE STREET in 1904 PYONGYANG, KOREA | George Rose stereocard—see back

1899년 한미합작 전차 개통식(아시아 최초) 1904년 부산

1899년 한미합작 전차 개통식(아시아 최초) 1904년 부산

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