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Korea Delegation to China in 1863 (first known photographs of Koreans)
Donga Ilbo ^ | 02/22/08

Posted on 02/21/2008 8:59:24 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Korea Delegation to China in 1863

The first photographs of Koreans are released to the public Thursday. The six pictures of the Korean delegation to China were taken at the Russian legation in Beijing in January 1863. Three members of the delegation appear in one of the pictures. A British missionary at the time collected the photos and took them to Britain. Recently, photography professor Park Ju-seok at Myongji University made them public after they came into his possession.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1863; china; ggg; korea; photographs

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1 posted on 02/21/2008 8:59:26 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 02/21/2008 8:59:52 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Cool!


3 posted on 02/21/2008 9:02:51 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Thar is a very interesting hat. You can see through the brim.
4 posted on 02/21/2008 9:03:02 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Fascinating. What do you think that hat brim is made of? Thanks for posting this..
5 posted on 02/21/2008 9:06:40 PM PST by goldfinch
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To: ThomasThomas

Yes, it’s pretty interesting. I’m wondering what it’s made out of.


6 posted on 02/21/2008 9:07:36 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; blam; SunkenCiv

Bump


7 posted on 02/21/2008 9:08:01 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thanks! These are really neat.


8 posted on 02/21/2008 9:08:08 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thank you. I enjoyed seeing the pictures.


9 posted on 02/21/2008 9:08:50 PM PST by BJungNan
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To: goldfinch

I’m thinking some kind of silk, possibly.


10 posted on 02/21/2008 9:12:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bump


11 posted on 02/21/2008 9:13:11 PM PST by kanawa (Don't go where you're looking, look where you're going.)
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To: ThomasThomas
The hats were woven out of horse hair.
12 posted on 02/21/2008 9:14:40 PM PST by ME-262 (Nancy Pelosi is known to the state of CA to render Viagra ineffective causing reproductive harm.)
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To: ThomasThomas; sageb1; goldfinch
hairs from horse tail or mane.
13 posted on 02/21/2008 9:14:47 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: goldfinch; martin_fierro; mikrofon
What do you think that hat brim is made of?

a) Brim stone
b) Corian countertop
c) Fillet of Seoul
d) Kimchi

14 posted on 02/21/2008 9:19:17 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Kamsahamnida.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; ME-262

Thanks. I was googling, but info is very difficult to find.


15 posted on 02/21/2008 9:20:46 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Then and now:

Photobucket

16 posted on 02/21/2008 9:21:06 PM PST by americanophile
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I like that pipe!


17 posted on 02/21/2008 9:21:21 PM PST by rbosque ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: americanophile

Ohhhhhhh, my eyes !!!! They are burning ! < heave, barf, sick >


18 posted on 02/21/2008 9:23:34 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: rbosque
It can be also used as a weapon like a stick.:-)

Old Korean self-defense art used to use it as a part of its repertoire.

19 posted on 02/21/2008 9:23:44 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: sageb1

Gat (man’s outdoor hat), ca. 1880. Artist not identified. Korea. Horsehair, bamboo.

20 posted on 02/21/2008 9:24:55 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: americanophile

Yikes! My eyes!

A much more handsome Korean man...


21 posted on 02/21/2008 9:31:41 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one recipe at a time http://www.youtube.com/Tamar1973)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I didn't know Laurence Fishburne
was Korean . . .

Sorry

22 posted on 02/21/2008 9:34:12 PM PST by Hunton Peck (alias Runs with Turtles of the tribe of el Conservo.)
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To: sageb1
Hanbok

Gwanbok (hangul:관복 hanja:官服) is a general term for business attire of government officers which were initiated to wear from Silla kingdom. There were several types of gwanbok according to status, rank, and occasion.

The other hat

Oops. Didn't realize it was so large. Hope that didn't cause probs for anyone.

23 posted on 02/21/2008 9:39:16 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: ThomasThomas
Thar is a very interesting hat. You can see through the brim.

And yet it doesn't fit the head!

24 posted on 02/21/2008 9:40:13 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; monkapotamus; AmericanInTokyo; Tamar1973; All

WOW COOOLLL


25 posted on 02/21/2008 9:44:30 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: sageb1
I found a website that shows how to make them.

All in Korean

26 posted on 02/21/2008 9:47:59 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: ThomasThomas

Glad I wasn’t thinking of making one any time soon. ;)


27 posted on 02/21/2008 10:07:40 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: ThomasThomas

If I am not mistaken the hats are made of horse hair.


28 posted on 02/21/2008 10:12:49 PM PST by silverkor
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It’s long enough!


29 posted on 02/21/2008 10:51:26 PM PST by rbosque ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: ThomasThomas

She should make herself some extensions.

Regards.


30 posted on 02/21/2008 10:52:44 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: rbosque
Some are even longer.
31 posted on 02/21/2008 10:53:47 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Very cool. Thanks for the pictures.


32 posted on 02/21/2008 11:30:03 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: americanophile

Well that’s a horse’s ass, so maybe they can get some fresh horse hair from him for new hats.......


33 posted on 02/22/2008 12:08:09 AM PST by Enchante (Democrats: we'll send Pelosi and Brezinski to Damascus, that's our foreign policy!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Cool pics - I like the hats - LOL


34 posted on 02/22/2008 12:14:08 AM PST by Chili Girl
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To: ThomasThomas

Apparently the hats are made from her hair.


35 posted on 02/22/2008 12:15:36 AM PST by Junior_G
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thank you for sharing the photos.

It is good to see clothing made from natural fibers.


36 posted on 02/22/2008 12:19:15 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1886546/posts?page=4972#4972 45 Item Communist Manifesto)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I would be very interested to know the name of the British Missionary who took the photographs.

Was it a missionary to China? (China Inland Mission, perhaps), or was it a missionary to Korea who may have traveled with the delegation. I’m inclined to think it was the former, of course. Although men like Jonathan Goforth (Canadian, Presbyterian) labored in both countries to both peoples, but he came later in the 1800s and early 1900s.

And my, what great quality for 1863.

37 posted on 02/22/2008 12:26:15 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: John Leland 1789
According to JoongAng Ilbo, London Mission(?) owns them. The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London is entrusted to take care of them. FYI
38 posted on 02/22/2008 12:36:49 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: rbosque

In 1974 I was in Korea for a year.
I purchased pipes like that one and gave them to friends and kept one. Made of different types of silver with elaborate art work. Still have the one I kept.
Also if you went in to the country side you could still see old retirees wearing the customary dress like worn in the photos.
Pretty cool customs and gracious folks.
Except for that kimchi thing they have going but even that is a great story.
The Japaneese invaded Korea and enslaved the people. They fed the folks only rotted and very hot foods for decades and it became a staple. Also the Japs cut down most trees and took them back to Japan as the Japs have few natural resources.


39 posted on 02/22/2008 3:30:34 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Great stuff. Forwarded the link to Mrs jimfree and she appreciates your post. She is a costume historian who did a report on Korean costume long years ago in her Master’s program. She described the one different example of headwear as the “Confucian hat” - worn by those who had passed an exam and were eligible for plum government jobs. Can any other Freepers speak to this?


40 posted on 02/22/2008 4:44:51 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: Joe Boucher

No silk brocade “Korea Tiger” jacket ?


41 posted on 02/22/2008 5:47:27 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“According to JoongAng Ilbo, London Mission(?) owns them. The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London is entrusted to take care of them. FYI”


Thanks for that info! I’ll do a little research from there. I called in my own children (we home school) to look at those photos and read the posts. We all love those picks.

Writing this from Shanghai, by the way.


42 posted on 02/22/2008 8:05:36 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: ThomasThomas
Thar is a very interesting hat. You can see through the brim.

Fresnel lens.

43 posted on 02/22/2008 8:10:41 AM PST by decimon
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To: jimfree
Yes, your wife is right. It is called “Gamtu.”
There is an idiomatic expression in Korea, which translates to “wear gamtu.” It means, “be appointed to a prestigious post.”
44 posted on 02/22/2008 8:23:27 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

NO, but I know what you’re talking about.


45 posted on 02/22/2008 10:44:30 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Joe Boucher

They were standard issue when I was a kid.


46 posted on 02/22/2008 11:03:42 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: Fiddlstix

Too bad they didn’t just happen to kill Mao’s ancestors during their visit. :’)


47 posted on 02/23/2008 9:03:04 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/___________________Profile updated Tuesday, February 19, 2008)
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