Nyechen Thangla range with nomad's tent in foreground

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

May 21st - 31st 1939


Betsang Region > Nyenchen Thangla

Accession number


Image Dimensions

53 X 52 mm

The Nyenchen Thangla mountains north of the Lhasa valley. A nomad's black tent may be seen in the foreground and some mud-brick buildings painted white next to it.

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 Talung, 1939

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Betsang nyan chen Thang lha range 1939' is written in pencil on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand and 'Velox' in an oval and '512' is stamped in black. [KC 18/4/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - - Notes on negative index - Folio 87. 'Nyenchen Thang lha'.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson' hand list: Album 2. [nos.] 59-61. 'The Be-tsang plain, yak grazing ground.'

Other Information - Location: The Nyenchen Thangla range is 7088 meters and the range divides the upper Kyichu region and the Jangthang Plateau in the North. (TS)

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This image can be related to a group of 13 6x6 images which have contact prints with the batch development number '512' in red printed on them. These seem all to have been taken on, before or just after Richardson's tour to Talung in May 1939. This number relates also to the '512' batch development numbers printed in black on 21 6x9 images. The 6x6 and 6x9 images would have been produced using two different cameras demonstrating that by this time Richardson was using both a Reflex Korelle and a Zeiss Super Ikonta and that the batch numbers on contact prints may also correlate with each other across print sizes to assist in dating [MS 17/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nyechen Thangla range with nomad's tent in foreground" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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