Children near Dochen

Children near Dochen

BMH.A.34.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 21st - 25th 1927?


Khangmar Region > Dochen

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 112

A group of four children standing on a barren, rocky hillside. According to Hopkinson, this image was taken near Dochen [see Notes], which was en route from Gyantse to Yatung and may, therefore, have been taken between January 21st - 25th 1927 when Hopkinson left Gyantse for the first time to return to Yatung.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Other Information

In Negative - 'A34' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the right 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: "Nomads near Dochen Dzo - A 34". The number A 34 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. [MS 24/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '34 - nomad children (see 36 and 40)' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Children near Dochen" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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