1998.131.149 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

February - March 1937


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari (from Dzong)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

110 x 165

View of Phari taken from the Dzong with snow on the surrounding hills. The dak bungalow, where British officials would stay when travelling, can be seen in the middle distance on the centre right of the image, standing just outside the main town. Tremo La can be seen on the left, one of the main passes into Bhutan

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

H.7 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'O.H.7' has been written on the back of the print in pencil, apparently in Chapman's hand. The caption 'Phari Village' has also been written in large letters across the back [MS 10/03/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: '1/2 Phari town from [Dzong?]'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘8/1 - Mud walls of Phari village (14,600). In left distance Tremo La goes over to Bhutan. Dak bungalow in middle distance’ [MS 10/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: A group of negatives prefixed with 'H' that contain images of the route from Lhasa including Phari, Gautsa, Gyantse, all of which seem to have been taken in late February - early March 1937 [MS 10/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Phari" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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