2001.35.17.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 4th 1936


Chumbi Valley Region > Lingmathang

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Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Lingmathang is situated in the Chumbi Valley close to Gautsa. The river can be seen zig-zagging along the valley with hills on its left and a flat plain on its right. Some foliage can be seen in the lower foreground

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - '2-017; 32'. [KC 24/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Lingma Thang'. [MS 24/07/2006]

Other Information - Description: Brigadier Neame described the Lingmathang plain in the official diary of the British Mission to Lhasa 1936-37 on 4th August 1936: "After an hour and a half's march alongside a raging cataract of a stream and up a gorge bounded by precipitous jungle and scrub covered hills rising to bare rock peaks, we passed a spur nearly blocking the valley and came to the remarkable plain of Lingma Thang, a couple of miles long and half a mile broad absolutely level where the stream meandered gently, having the aspect of a perfect dry fly trout stream. But alas only small local snow trout live here, and they would not look at Gould's fly" [Sir Basil Gould, head of the Mission and Political Officer in Sikkim attempted to fish at this point]. [MS 12/8/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lingmathang" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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