BMH.A.23.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
January 16th 1927
Gyantse Region > Road leading to Lhasa
85 x 113 mm
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'A23' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the right edge. 24 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: "View of Gyantse from Lhasa Rd - (Tami in foreground)". The number 32 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]: 'Visit to Tering - Jan 26 [ sic ] - view of Gyantse' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '23 - the road into Gyantse with, in the middle distance the dzong , with the town huddled down out of sight. On the left is a small village on the outskirts of town, and the larger building on the right is part of the small monastery (perhaps Ri-ton, which was translated for AJH [Hopkinson] as 'a place of retreat' ' [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, Diary January 16th dated Gyantse 21 Jan 1927, page F [MS 24/06/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The road leading from Gyantse to Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.A.23.1.html>.
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