19126.96.36.199.6 (Album Print black & white)
September 1st 1940
Harry Staunton, Kyibu , Bo Tsering
116 x 90 mm
Print gelatin silver
Notes on album mount: "Sept 1st 1940 leaving Lhasa" is written in pencil in capital letters beside the photograph on the album page. [KC 13/1/2006]
Other Information - Setting: F Spencer Chapman writes ( Lhasa: The Holy City , 1940, London: Readers Union Ltd, p.64) "The coracles are rectangular and made of yak-hide stretched over a framework of willow branches. Each boat is about 8 feet by 6 feet, and weighs 80 - 90 lb. During the crossing they get swept down nearly half a mile, so the boatmen lift the coracles onto their heads and walk up-stream again, afterwards propping the boats up on one oar to dry. They float very high out of the water and are absolutely unstreamlined." [KC 3/1/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Harry Staunton in a coracle leaving Lhasa, Sept 1 1940" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19188.8.131.52.6.html>.
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