Potala from the south taken with a telephoto lens

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Potala (from south)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

The Potala from the south taken with a telephoto lens. Trees at base of hill.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Notes on print - '612' (in red ink) and 'Velox' (in black ink) in an oval are stamped on the reverse of print. [KC 13/9/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Images of this size and with red printed batch numbers on the back of their respective contact prints in the 600's seem on the whole to have been taken between 1938-9 according to internal image evidence and their relationship to Richardson's archive. It seems that Richardson acquired his 6x6 camera in 1938 [MS 22/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Potala from the south taken with a telephoto lens" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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