View from near Champithang looking north

View from near Champithang looking north

BMH.B.9.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

February 8th 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Champithang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 111

View from near Champithang in the Chumbi Valley looking north towards Rinchengong, the last village in Tibet before the border with Bhutan. Hopkinson travelled this route on a number of occasions as he had to pass through Champithang on his way to Gangtok and Kalimpong in Sikkim. However, this photograph may have been taken in February 1927 from evidence on the negative. Rain clouds can be seen gathering over the low hills in the centre of the image

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 - 'B-9' has been written in blue-black ink on the left edge of the negative [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 from Champithang looking
south NORTH. Clouds coming up valley from Rinchengong". 'H12' has also been written in the back top right corner in pencil. [MS 29/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '9 - clouds at Champithang' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View from near Champithang looking north" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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