1998.286.108 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
September 5th 1921
Talung Valley Region > Lhundrub
78 x 103
Negative Quarter Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford
Notches on right side
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXV. [Subject of Chapter] Travelling [Subject of Illustration] Q97 (b) Another view of this camp. [Ref: 1998.286.107/Q.96 - Our camp in the fields below Lhuntrup Jong on ridge above. My tent is the middle one.]"
Other Information - Setting: This photograph was taken on a tour of the country made at the end of August and beginning of September 1921. Bell's diary for 24th August 1921 states: "Kennedy and I with Palhese and Norbhu leave Lhasa for a tour to the northern country visited by no Europeans as far as we know except Hue and Gabet. We have been a long time in Lhasa and it seems to be expected of us to make a short trip to the country round, for several Tibetan officials, and even the D[alai] L[ama] himself, have been recommending to me interesting places for me to visit. I think, if we go away for a little, the T[ibetan] G[overnment] may be able to deal more easily with some of their own affairs, as my presence acts as a restraint on them in various ways. We shall also please them by visiting and making present to several monasteries" [vol. XII, p.29] [MS 9/8/2004]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Bell's camp near Lhundrub Dzong" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.108.html>.
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