1998.285.149 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
November 1st - 3rd 1921
Sir Charles Bell
Khangmar Region > Dochen
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Image shortened at the top
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Royal Central Asiatic Society
'Tibet Past & Present', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1924 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXV. [Subject of Chapter] Travelling. [Subject of Illustration] H 127 (ab) Myself marching against the wind in November at Dochen, 15,000 feet above sea level. I am wearing a Depon's fur hat, face mask of silk, an extra heavy waterproof, Tibetan gloves of cats' fur lined with wool, Bedford cord riding breeches and Gilgit boots. [Where placed - book page] I, Frontispiece"
In Negative - Both 1998.285.148 and 1998.285.149 are ink marked on the negative with '25 y', although this does not correspond with the 'y' entry for chapter 25 in his list of illustrations entry [MS 2/6/2004]
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing preface:"Author in Tibetan mask of silk and other equipment for use in November gales"
Other Information - Dates: This photograph was probably taken on departure from Lhasa in 1921 as Bell travelled in late October - early November through this region [MS 22/9/2004]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Sir Charles Bell at Dochen" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.149.html>.
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