BMH.B.12.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
February 9th 1927?
Chumbi Valley Region > Natu La
85 x 110
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - The negative has been cut very crudely, especially down the left hand edge of the image [MS 29/06/2006]
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: "View above Shasima from NATU LA - looking north (Sikkim). Clouds coming from south Febry 8th 1927 - 9am". The number 'H 12' has also been written on the back and the number '3' has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. [MS 29/06/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '12 - Ditto [View from Nathu]' [MS 21/04/2006]
Other Information - Dates: This photograph has been dated February 8th 1927 according to the caption on the back of the print. However, in Hopkinson's Diary he states that he travelled over the Natu La on February 9th 1927 and the image has been given this date as the more contemporary reference. For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/53, Letters mainly from Gyantse 1926-27, undated diary entry, page A [MS 29/06/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Views from Natu La" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.B.12.1.html>.
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