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Archives Photo of the Week: Rain

By: Eric Schnittke

Farmer with Rain Coat and Daikons
Penn Museum Image #182131

It’s a rainy day in Philadelphia, so an umbrella and rain gear are a must today. This week’s photo features a farmer who is ready for the rain. The image is a studio portrait of a Japanese man wearing a palm-fiber rain coat, with a hoe over his shoulder and a bunch of daikons (white radishes) on it. He holds a wooden bucket in his other hand. The daikon greens are hand-colored.┬áThis particular image was taken in 1890s as an albumen print and was donated ┬áto the Penn Museum Archives by Dr. Hilary Conroy.

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