Nomads wearing fleece-lined robes

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

May 21st - 31st 1939



Accession number


Image Dimensions

50 x 55 mm

Two nomads wearing fleece-lined robes.

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 - 'nomads' (in blue ink) is written on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand and '512' and '4979' are stamped in black. There are also markings for enlargement. [KC 5/7/2006]

Research publication - Hugh. E. Richardson,
Tibet and Its History , 1984 (2nd edition), Boston & London: Shambala, plate 10a, "Nomads". [KC 7/7/2006]

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. Richardson visited Betsang on this trip, where he photographed nomads. The 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. "Nomads wearing fleece-lined robes" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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