Ferry boat at Ramagang on the Kyichu river near Lhasa

Ferry boat at Ramagang on the Kyichu river near Lhasa

2001. (Transparency)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhasa Area > Ramagang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

43 x 54 mm

Laden ferry boat on the the swirling waters of the Kyichu river at Ramagang four miles south of Lhasa onnthe Kyichu river. There are people with animals waiting on the bank of the river on the left. The ferry is flat-bottomed and the prow, in the shape of a horse's head, can just be seen.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Transparency Colour

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 front of negative album in Richardson's hand in white: '2' 'Ramagang, 'Ushang, Tshurphu rgyal, Misc pillars'. On the reverse of negative album written in blue ink on white labels in Richardson's hand: 'Hu zhang, Pa blon chen, Pha bong ka, Nyenchen thang lho, Rva sgreng, Khro 'brug, etc. etc.' [KC 10/3/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 88. 'At Ramagang Ferry' [KC 10/3/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The contact print of this image seems to relate to others that can be attributed to this timeframe as dates written on the back include from 1946 onwards. The batch of images also include those of the new Nechung Oracle who assumed his position in 1948, and inscription pillars that HER visited only during this time [MS 17/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Ferry boat at Ramagang on the Kyichu river near Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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