A. J. Hopkinson
Date of Photo
May 20th - 22nd 1927
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
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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