Nepalese trader and Tibetan servant

Nepalese trader and Tibetan servant

BMH.A.37.1 (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 114

Two men described by Hopkinson as being a Nepalese trader with his Tibetan servant. This photograph was probably taken in the region of Dochen and it may the lake that can be seen on the left of the image. The Nepalese trader is wearing a woollen scarf and hat and sunglasses. Their pack mules can be seen on the right of the image, loaded with textiles, possibly carpets, to be traded. This photograph was probably taken when Hopkinson was travelling back from Gyantse to Yatung between January 17th - 26th 1927

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Previous Catologue Number


Other Information

In Negative - 'A37' has been written on the left edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the right side. 26 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: "Nepalese trader with Tibetan servant - A 37". The number 7 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. [MS 24/06/2006] [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]: 'Nepali trader' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '37 - travellers by the roadside, probably between Phari and Gyantse' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nepalese trader and Tibetan servant" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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