Mountain and settlement

Mountain and settlement

1998.285.54.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

September 1921?

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Snow covered mountains with settlement in foreground taken in September 1921

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference

Lantern Intensifier


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] III. [Subject of Chapter] Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Climate, Rainfall and Trade Routes. [Subject of illustration] H.52 (ah) A September morning in Tibet"

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: If taken in September 1921, this image may have been taken on the tour north of Lhasa to Reting that Bell and Kennedy undertook at the end of August and early - mid September. In his diary for this journey he comments on the snowfall that was starting to settle in this part of Tibet at this time [MS 22/9/2004]

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

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