The Tibetan Trade Agent, Yatung

The Tibetan Trade Agent, Yatung

BMH.A.62.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 27th 1927?

Named Person

Miru Gyalwa, Bo Tsering, Tami


Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung > British Trade Agent's House >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 116

The Tibetan Trade Agent, Depon Miru Gyalwa, centre, surrounded by a group of Tibetan aides, Tami, Hopkinson's orderly in the background and Sub-Assistant Surgeon Bo Tsering on the right, standing in the porch of the British Trade Agent's house in Yatung. This photograph was probably taken shortly after Hopkinson arrived in Yatung and was the occasion of a return lunch that Hopkinson hosted for the Depon following a visit on the previous day to the Tibetan Trade Agent's residence in Pipitang

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 - 'A62' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the left edge. 12 holes have been perforated in total. There is a small tear along the top edge of the negative [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: "The Depon [??] clothes in after lunch with me at Shasima (Tami in background)" [MS 26/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '62, 61 and 60 - a party for a Tibetan notable, perhaps the Tibetan representative of the (?)Depun - the man with the ear-ring, all at the Trade Agent's house, Yatung' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The Tibetan Trade Agent, Yatung" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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