19188.8.131.52 (Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
March 1st 1940?
Lhasa > Trapshi
114 x 67 mm
Print gelatin silver
Notes on print/mount - " Velox" printed in black ink and the number 611 in red can be found on the back of the print. There is also the number 9 in pencil. [KC 29/10/2005]
Other Information - Setting: See Hugh Richardson, Ceremonies of the Lhasa Year , London: Serindia, 1993, pp. 34-37 for a description of the Review at Trapshi. Richardson writes: "Meanwhile, open-fronted tents have been pitched near the Trapchi barracks on the sandy plain north of the city for the Kashag, other officials, the Yaso and guests; and kitchen tents for serving tea and food' [ibid. p. 34] [KC 2/12/2005]
Other Information - Dates: Staunton was certainly in Lhasa for the Tibetan New Year in 1940 and possibly in 1941. This image is part of a group of 17 photographs taken over a two-day period (the 23rd and 24th of the first Tibetan month) which have the number 611 stamped in red on the back. [KC 31/10/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Appliqué tents on the Trapshi plain" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19184.108.40.206.html>.
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