2001.59.3.7.1 (Film negative)
c. July 11th 1936
Chumbi Valley Region > Champithang
85 X 56 mm
Negative film nitrate
Donated August 2001
The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson
Hugh E. Richardson
David Macdonald? Pema Dawa?
Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - '3' 'MUG, LHOBRAG GORGE. GYANTSE. KHAMPA DANCERS. CHIPSHA MEN (?), CHOPA, APSOS, DREPUNG. NORBULING. DEKYI. POTALA'
Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - 'Chumpithag HR'
Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Hand List: 'Album no.3 [no.] 7. 'British Dak Bungalow in Tibet, north of the Nathu pass, Chumpitang.' [KC 02/10/2006]
Other Information - Setting: Dak Bungalow literarily means post office. These buildings served as a post office and the trade agent's office, as well as a rest point and inn for colonial officers on tour. [TS 12/4/2005]
Other Information - Dates: This image may have been taken when Richardson was en route to Lhasa for the first time in 1936, travelling with David Macdonald and Richardson's bearer Pema Dawa as far as Yatung, where they would meet some of the other members of the Mission party. The negative format is consistent with those that Richardson used in the early stages of the British Mission. The date he was at Champithang is derived from letters home to his parents in the manuscript archive at the Bodleian Library, Oxford University. This size of negative is quite distinctive in Richardson's collection and seems only to have been used before March 1937 [MS Or Richardson 3 folio 31] [MS 7/10/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Richardson at Dak Bungalow at Champitang" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.3.7.1.html>.
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