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Title:  Photographs of Korea
Original Title: Fenollosa collection : Japan, 1880-1890, photographs
Work Type:  albums; photographs
Creator:  Lowell, Percival (1855-1916), photographer
Date:  1884
Description:  Album of 24 photographs taken by Percival Lowell when he briefly lived in Korea.
Dimensions:  album 25 x 34 cm
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Fenollosa, Ernest (1853-1908), former owner
Location:  Subject: Korea
Materials/Techniques:  Albumen prints, 12 x 19 cm, mounted on cardboard and hinged in album.
Note:  Historical: Ernest Goodrich Stillman, the son of American financier and banker James Stillman, earned his BA from Harvard in 1908 and his MD from Columbia in 1913. He worked at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research from 1915-1949. A generous benefactor of Harvard University, he had many interests, including photography and collecting Japanese art and literature. A member of the prominent Lowell family of Boston (his brother A. Lawrence Lowell was president of Harvard University and his sister was Pulitzer Prize winning poet Amy Lowell), Percival Lawrence Lowell graduated Harvard in 1876. From 1883-1893, he traveled extensively throughout the Far East, where he became friends with Ernest Fenollosa and Edward Morse. Lowell wrote books on Japan and Korea, and in 1883, he served as advisor to the first Korean diplomatic mission to the United States. After returning to the U.S., he founded Lowell Observatory and devoted the rest of his life to the study of astronomy.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library.
General: No captions.
Inscription: Label attached to inside front cover: From the library of Professor Ernest F. Fenollosa at "Kobinata," Southern Alabama. Inscribed on label: Mary McNeil Fenollosa (Sidney McCabe).
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Related Information:  HOLLIS record
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Repository:  Widener Library
EGS16
KH 1514

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Title:  Image 1
Work Type:  photographs
Date:  1884
Dimensions:  print 12 x 19 cm
Associated Name:  Stillman, E. G. (1884-1949), United States, collector
Fenollosa, Ernest (1853-1908), former owner
Lowell, Percival (1855-1916), subject
Materials/Techniques:  Albumen print mounted on cardboard and hinged in album.
Note:  Historical: Ernest Goodrich Stillman, the son of American financier and banker James Stillman, earned his BA from Harvard in 1908 and his MD from Columbia in 1913. He worked at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research from 1915-1949. A generous benefactor of Harvard University, he had many interests, including photography and collecting Japanese art and literature. A member of the prominent Lowell family of Boston (his brother A. Lawrence Lowell was president of Harvard University and his sister was Pulitzer Prize winning poet Amy Lowell), Percival Lawrence Lowell graduated Harvard in 1876. From 1883-1893, he traveled extensively throughout the Far East, where he became friends with Ernest Fenollosa and Edward Morse. Lowell wrote books on Japan and Korea, and in 1883, he served as advisor to the first Korean diplomatic mission to the United States. After returning to the U.S., he founded Lowell Observatory and devoted the rest of his life to the study of astronomy.
Provenance: Gift of E.G. Stillman to Widener Library.
General: Photographer unidentified.
Related Work:  Part of: E.G. Stillman Japanese Collection
Related Information:  From the album Photographs of Japan, vol. 6, p. 1
HOLLIS Catalog record
Repository:  Widener Library
EGS16.01
KH 1514
Record Identifier: olvgroup12526


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