Tibetan soldier in uniform

Tibetan soldier in uniform

1998.131.502 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

September 7th 1936


Lhasa > Trapshi

Accession number


Image Dimensions

171 x 120

Soldier close, wearing a topi hat and earring. This photograph was taken at a review of the troops held in September 1936.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Mrs Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

COX.24 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'COX 24' has been written on the back of the print in pencil. The number '7' in a circle has been written in the bottom right hand corner of the print [MS 30/03/2006]

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]: 'An old soldier in topee close'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 3: ‘19/3 - An old sergeant Major with earring and pigtail’ [MS 30/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'COX' comprise a group of negatives containing images of soldiers, Neame, Jigme, Uttock, Drepung and mission hospital. The seem all to have been taken on or around September 7th 1936 [MS 30/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tibetan soldier in uniform" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.502.html>.

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