H. Staunton ?
119 x 79 mm
Print gelatin silver
Notes on print/mount - "Coracle being carried back to Lhasa. Sheep carrying provisions, June 1940" written on reverse of print in blue ink in Staunton's hand.
Contemporary Publication - 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."
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Three men and a coracle boat and sheep" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1922.214.171.124.html>.
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