Pede dzong fort and settlement on Yamdrok Tso

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

October 19th 1938


Yamdrok Tso Region > Pede dzong

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 60 mm

View of Pede dzong fort and settlement on the shore of the Yamdrok Tso lake from above.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Richardson's visit to Shigatse October 1938


‘High Peaks, Pure Earth’, Hugh Richardson, London, Serindia Publications, 1998 [view list of illustrations]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'dPal sde Pe de' is written on the reverse of print and '517' and 'Velox' in an oval is stamped in black.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on Blue negative album index - No. 75. 'Palsde Pede'.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's handlist: 'Blue Album. [Nos.] 75-6. 'Dpal-sde (Pede) Dzong on Yamdrok lake (Yar-'brog mtsho).

Research publication - Hugh E. Richardson, High Peaks, Pure Earth , 1998, London: Serindia Publications, Plate 83. "Dpal-sde Rdzong." [KC 10/11/2006]

Other Information - Pede Dzong (dpal sde rdzong) is situated in Southern Tibet and on the main trade route from Sikkim to Lhasa. The dzong serves as a fort and an administration centre for the district. [TS 18/7/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This is one of a group of related images that have contact prints all with a very distinctive batch development number on the back, which appears to be the number 507 printed in red but is in all cases identically partially indecipherable, indicating that they were all made at the same time. Some of these images relate directly to Richardson's trip to Shigatse in 1938 and this has assisted the dating of this image. Richardson reached Pede on his journey to Shigatse on October 19th [Hugh Richardson Archive, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, MS Or Richardson 3 folio 51] [MS 19/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pede dzong fort and settlement on Yamdrok Tso" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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