Collecting yak dung for fuel

Collecting yak dung for fuel

2001.35.291.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

January 1937?


Lhasa Area

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 80 mm

Two children with baskets on their backs; one is holding a scoop and the other a bow and arrow. They are collecting yak dung for fuel.

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

Previous Catologue Number

7.13 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Children collecting yak dung for fuel; ink no: 91; pencil no: 15; , blue no: ' [KC 14/08/2006]; from an envelope marked 'Scenes from Regent's tour' [KC 14/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Dung [?]'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 4: ‘14/2 - Lhasa youths collecting yak dung notice scoop’ [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with '7.' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936 - 37 comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Potala, yaks and donkeys, which seem to have been taken in February 1937 [MS 14/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Collecting yak dung for fuel" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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