Pasang and children in Gyantse Fort

Pasang and children in Gyantse Fort

BMH.A.30.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 2nd - 17th 1927

Named Person



Gyantse > British Fort

Accession number


Image Dimensions

117 x 85

Hopkinson's Head chaprassi, Pasang, is here seen holding a camera case whilst Hopkinson photographs two Tibetan children, apparently in a corner of the British Fort at Gyantse. Hopkinson's first period of time at Gyantse as Trade Agent lasted from January 2nd - 17th 1927, when he then returned to Yatung and this photograph was taken during that period. Baskets can be seen behind the children and a dog sits next to them with his head turned away. A Fort window of western design and with some cracked glass panes can be seen behind

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

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Other Information

In Negative - 'A30' has been written on the left edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the left side. 21 holes have been perforated in total [MS 12/05/2006]

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: "A corner in Gyantse (Brit) Fort". The number 34 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'Pasang with children in Fort' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '30 - the servant of AJH [Arthur Hopkinson] carrying the camera, accompanied by a dog, probably outside one of the rest-houses on the way to Gyantse' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pasang and children in Gyantse Fort" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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