19126.96.36.199.3 (Album Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
1940 - 1941
Chumbi Valley Region > Phari
120 x 88 mm
Print gelatin silver
Manual Catalogues - "Phari Gompa. Pomori range" [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections] [KC 7/12/2005]
Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (19188.8.131.52) with three other images. [KC 7/12/2005]
Other Information - Setting: F Spencer Chapman writes in Lhasa: The Holy City , 1940, London: Readers Union Ltd, p.34, "Most writers agree that Phari is a bleak and filthy place with no redeeming feature except its superb surroundings. In the afternoon I went to look at the fort. The roads are deep in mud and dung ... There are great piles of dung on all sides. ... The streets themselves are so choked with the accumulated garbage of centuries that they are many feet higher than formerly and in most cases actually obscure the ground-floor windows; when leaving the road to enter the courtyards round which most of the houses are built one steps down a considerable distance." [KC 7/12/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Phari with mountains in the background" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19184.108.40.206.3.html>.
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