Pack animals on the Tuna plain

Pack animals on the Tuna plain

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Chumbi Valley Region > Tuna > Shapon plain

Accession number


Image Dimensions

54 X 43 mm

Group of people on horseback leading pack animals across the snow-covered plain of Tuna. There is a snow-covered mountain range in the background.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - '6' [on front cover] '...[illegible] ...TSURPHU...[illegible]...'; [on back cover] 'JOMOLHARI; CHARSADDA; PESHAWAR; ABBOTABAD [?sic]; KULU; TSURPHU SCROLL & MSS.; GARDEN'; [on spine] 'JOMOLHARI; NWFP; TSURPHU SCROLL' written in white in Richardson's hand.[KC 8/9/2006]

Notes on negative index '6' - Folio 9. 'Shapon plain'. [KC 8/9/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This was possibly taken in c.1948. There is a group of 4 images with the same contact print batch number but with a couple of inconsistencies between them - namely that some don’t have a paper brand stamp, that one has been printed out as a 6x4.5 image and the brand stamps appear slightly different where they can be seen and so the dating of this image is somewhat conjectural. However, some of the prints have '1948' written by hand on the back [MS 19/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pack animals on the Tuna plain" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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