Hugh E. Richardson
May 21st - 31st 1939
Betsang Region > Nyenchen Thangla
151 X 120 mm
Donated August 2001
The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson
Richardson's visit to Talung, 1939
Notes on print/mount - 'Brog pa' [nomads] is written on the reverse of print in pencil and 'Nomads of 'Dam' in blue in blue ink in Richardson's hand. [KC 18/4/2006]
Manual Catalogues - Richardson' hand list: Album 2. [no.] 62. 'Headmen of Betsang'
Other Information - Location: Richardson discusses the significance of 'Dam in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, pp. 231-2, "..., I have heard of, but have not seen, tumuli in 'Dam about seventy-five miles north-west of Lhasa on the road tp Nag-chu-kha. There, at a place called La-rken-mdo - so I am told - are many mounds under which are reputed to be buried the soldiers of a Mongol army which was sent to invade Tibet but was overwhelmed by snow. ... 'Dam was the favourite residence and hunting ground of the Oelot kings of Tibet from Gusri Khan (1640) onwards."
Other Information - Dates: This image can be related to a group of 13 images which have contact prints with the batch development number '512 taken on, before or just after the Talung tour in May 1939. This batch number relates also to the 512 Black for 21 6x9 images suggesting that by this time Richardson was using two cameras and that the batch numbers can also correlate with each other across print sizes [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_2001.59.2.88.3.html>.
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