Group in a forest in Sikkim

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1998.286.7.2 (Lantern Slide)

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(Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo




Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

In a Sikkim forest, group of people walking with two horses

Further Information

Photographic Process

Lantern Slide

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford


Sir Charles Bell

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] I. [Subject of Chapter] Sikkim [Subject of Illustration] Q.9 (av) In a Sikkim forest. [Remarks] L.8 (D.L)"

Technical Information - Although image 1998.286.7.1 is a copy negative, the lantern slide demonstrates that Bell clearly had an original print as well at some point, from which the lantern slide was made [MS 18/8/2004]

Notes on print/mount - This slide seems to have been used by Bell in the lantern lecture titled 'The Dalai Lama'. Most such slides have an additional number marked in blue, black or blue-black ink on the surround. A number (possibly 9?) seems to have been written on this slide but has become very faded [MS 10/9/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.7:"In a Sikkim forest"

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Group in a forest in Sikkim" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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