BMH.A.90.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
January 30th 1927
Chumbi Valley Region > Dungkar
85 x 114
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
Manual Catalogues - 'A90' has been written on the left edge of the negative in black ink [MS 13/05/2006]
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: "Crossing bridge from Donker Monastery - Sonam in front". The number 3 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. [MS 26/06/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'Wangdick cross bridge nr. Donkya' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Chumbi Valley, leading away from Yatung towards Phari. The type of bridge seen in this photograph was no longer there when Mrs Hopkinson reached these parts in the 1940s. This type of bridge would probably have been swept away every winter. The cavalcade is lead by Rai Sahib Wangdi; the others are doubtless AJH's servants, one of whom was Tami' [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. "Bridge near Dungkar" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.A.90.1.html>.
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