[KS] Percival Lowell

Frank Hoffmann hoffmann at koreanstudies.com
Wed Apr 15 18:51:00 EDT 2015

Thanks for posting!

THIS is completely off-track (my apologies), but I am mostly interested 
in and surprised to see this *complete* transparency of those 'kat' and 
'kamt’u' hats in the linked photo ("Percival Lowell and Korean Group"). 
Can anyone comment on that -- social status, etc., in relation to color 
and transparency?


On Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:28:20 -0700, Keila Diehl wrote:
> While we're on the topic of Percival Lowell... here is a wonderful 
> photo of him taken by Asa M. Mattice, an officer on the USS Juniata, 
> which toured East Asia in 
> This image is part of a remarkable collection of glass negatives 
> owned by U.S. photographer John Dowling, who curated this 
> Cross-Currents photo essay about the voyage of the Juniata. Read 
> Dowling's curator's statement here.
> -- 
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Frank Hoffmann

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