The car broken down en route to Gyantse

The car broken down en route to Gyantse

BMH.C.13.1 (Film negative)

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Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

May 20th - 22nd 1927


Gyantse Region

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Image Dimensions

85 x 105

Colonel Bailey, the Political Officer at Sikkim, wanted to introduce a motorised postal service to speed up communications between the British Trade Agency stations in Tibet and the offices in Sikkim. A. J. Hopkinson was charged with overseeing the introduction of the system and repeatedly tried to bring the Dodge cars to Gyantse, invariably with much difficulty. On this occasion Hopkinson was returning from Kalimpong and had to bring the cars from their base in Phari to Gyantse.

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Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The car broken down en route to Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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