BMH.A.87.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
January 30th 1927
Chumbi Valley Region > Lingmathang
85 x 114
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
Manual Catalogues - 'A87' has been written on the left edge of the negative in black ink [MS 13/05/2006]
Notes on print/mount - Two contact prints made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The first 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: "Lingmatang Plain 5 miles above Shasima - view from near Donker Monastery". The number 1 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. The second print has the caption 'Lingmatang on the road to Lhasa' written in pencil on the back [MS 26/06/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'LING-MA-TANG from ditto [Donkya Monastery]' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'The Ningma-tang plain in the route between Yatung and Phari. Very popular with AJH [Arthur Hopkinson] and frequently photographed by him. In the rains it became a small lake and you had to walk right round the edges hugging the valley sides; in the summer, however, it was dry and you could ride straight across the middle through a sea of golden grasses and rushes - a great relief after the rather barren road above. Beyond the valley was (?) Dongko monastery' [MS 20/04/2006]
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 dated January 30th 1927, page A [MS 26/06/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lingmathang from Dungkar Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.A.87.1.html>.
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