2001.59.2.88.1 (Film negative)
Hugh E. Richardson
May 21st - 31st 1939
Betsang Region > Nyenchen Thangla
55 X 57 mm
Negative film nitrate
Donated August 2001
The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson
Richardson's visit to Talung, 1939
Manual Catalogues - - Notes on front of negative album in Richardson's hand in white: '2' 'Ramagang, 'Ushang, Tshurphu rgyal, Misc pillars'. On the reverse of negative album written in blue ink on white labels in Richardson's hand: 'Hu zhang, Pa blon chen, Pha bong ka, Nyenchen thang lho, Rva sgreng, Khro 'brug, etc. etc.' [KC 10/3/2006]
Manual Catalogues - - Notes on negative index - Folio 88. 'Headmen Betsang'.
Manual Catalogues - Richardson' hand list: Album 2. [no.] 62. 'Headmen of Betsang'
Other Information - Negative identifies the figures as headmen of Betsang. The two front figure are wearing dress of nomad of Jangthang. (TS)
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. "Headmen of Betsang wearing wickerwork hats" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.2.88.1.html>.
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