1998.285.520 (Film negative)
Willoughby Patrick Rosemeyer
Sir Charles Bell
80 x 137 mm
Negative film nitrate
St. Antony's College, Oxford
Sir Charles Bell
Sir Charles Bell; Royal Central Asiatic Society
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
'The People of Tibet', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXIX. [Subject of Chapter] Education. [Subject of illustration] P.299 (a) School at Lhasa, boy showing writing to teacher. Backward write on broad wooden slates, more advanced on narrow strips of paper. [Remarks] Rosemeyer's"
Other Information - Dates: A date of 1922 has been given to this image because this is the first date that one can determine that Rosemeyer went to Lhasa officially. This journey was made in order to complete the extension of the telegraph line from Gyantse to the capital. According to the Assistant Engineer W. H. King, Rosemeyer and the team were allowed to wander freely around the Potala and the Norbulinka in order to connect the telegraph lines there: "Rosemeyer was given permission to photograph anything he liked except one image in the Cathedral" [King, W. H. The Telegraph to Lhasa in 'The Geographical Journal', Vol. LXIII No.6, June 1924: 529] [MS 29/7/2004]
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.204:"A small school in Lhasa. Boy showing writing to teacher. The backward boys write on broad, wooden slates; the more advanced on narrow strips of paper." [MS 10/9/2004]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "School at Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.520.html>.
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