A convict in manacles

A convict in manacles

BMH.C.14.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

May to July 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Pipitang?

Accession number


Image Dimensions

110 x 85

A convict with manacled legs and wearing a tweed hat. The location of this image is not certain but the building in the background suggests that it may have been taken in the Chumbi Valley, possibly at Pipitang

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 - The negative has been cut very crudely across the top edge [MS 01/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet C']: 'Prisoner' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Manacles on ankles, begging for money, wearing someone's cast-off tweed hat' [MS 01/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "A convict in manacles" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.C.14.1.html>.

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