BMH.A.10.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
January 2nd 1927?
Gyantse Region >
85 x 113 mm
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'A10' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated down the left hand side. 18 holes have been perforated in total [MS 05/05/2006]
Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The print appears to have been removed from an album, as there are traces of black mounting paper around the edges of the print as if it has been taken out after previously being glued in place. A partially decipherable caption has been written on the back in pencil: "[?] to Gyantse from India""[?] to Gyantse from India". The number 5 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil [MS 24/06/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'March into Gyantse - mules' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '10 - the caravan of AJH [Hopkinson], somewhere beyond Phari on the road up to Gyantse. Note the yakdan , or mule trunk which were slung one on either side of a mule, and weighed 80lbs each (2 pukka maunds in total). They were made in Peshawar bazaar of leather-covered wood with hooks and chains for fastening to the mule's saddle' [MS 21/04/2006]
Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/53, Letters mainly from Gyantse 1926-27, Letter dated January 3, page 1 - 6 [MS 24/06/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "March into Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.A.10.1.html>.
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