Mail ponies being laoded at Gyantse

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

1938-40 or c. 1950


Gyantse > British Trade Agency

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

Two men saddling and loading two horses beside a wall. The horses are the mail ponies for the British Trade Agency. There is a square metal container in the foreground.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Notes on print - On the reverse of print, 'British Trade Agents mail being loaded at Gyantse' is written in Richardson's hand in pencil, '601' is stamped in red ink and 'Velox' in an oval is stamped in black. [KC 25/2/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The contact print for this image is one of a group of sixteen images that were all developed as a batch as they share the number '601' printed in red ink. The back of 2001. in this batch says ‘Nyethang 1950’, but many of the image negatives have been included in a negative album labelled ‘1936-40’. Richardson seems to have acquired his Reflex Korelle camera with which he could take 6x6 negatives in 1938 [MS 22/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Mail ponies being laoded at Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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