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[Military ceremony]


Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library Title: [Military ceremony] Date: ca. 1904 Place: Asia: South Korea; Seoul Type: Photographs Description: Japanese soldiers are seen in Seoul. The building at the background is identified as 'Myongdong Songdang' (Myongdong Cathedral). The stone cathedral, designed by French priest Jorge Coste in 1892, was built in 1898. Myongdong Cathedral is where Kim Bum-woo, a Chinese interpreter, organized Catholic meetings in the 1780s with Lee Seung-hun, the first Korean baptized Catholic. In the underground section of the church are buried foreign and Korean priests who died in the persecution of Catholics by the 'Chosun' Kingdom during the 1800s. Source: (viewed May 31, 2003) Identifier: 1260.57.35.03 Persistent URI: There are no known U.S. copyright restrictions on this image. The digital file is owned by the Cornell University Library which is making it freely available with the request that, when possible, the Library be credited as its source. We had some help with the geocoding from Web Services by Yahoo!


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