Grinding corn at house in Lhasa

Grinding corn at house in Lhasa

2001.35.364.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

October 2nd 1936?


Lhasa > Bhondong House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

106 x 72 mm

Women pounding and winnowing grain in the street outside a house. The house was probably that of Bhondong, whom the Mission staff visited on October 2nd 1936, or in the neighbourhood

Further Information


Threshing , Winnowing

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

CX.8 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Pounding grain'; [ink no:] 74; [pencil no:] CX/8 [blue no:] '; from an envelope marked 'Local Types, Threshing'. [KC 07/08/2006]

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]: 'Grinding corn (movement)' [MS 07/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CX.' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa of 1936-37 comprise a group of negatives containing images of Phendong and his house, grinding grain, officials (5th rank), Rupon, doctors, artists at work, official’s at Regent’s departure. They all seem to have been taken between October 2nd - 6th 1936 [MS 07/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Grinding corn at house in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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