Mrs Henry Martin in Gyantse

Mrs Henry Martin in Gyantse

BMH.C.15.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

May to July 1927?

Named Person

Henry Martin's wife


Gyantse > Palkhor Chode

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 85

The wife of the Henry Martin, the Head Clerk at Gyantse. She was born in Lhasa and can in this image be seen wearing the distinctive head-dress typical of the Lhasa region, adorned with corals and pearls. The background suggests that she is standing in the Palkhor Chode monastery close to the Kumbum

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 - 'C-15' has been written on the top edge of the negative in black ink [MS 01/07/2006]

Notes on print/mount - 'Lhassa Woman's Dress', 'C-15' and 'H6' have been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 01/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Mrs Martin wearing her Lhasa head dress and earrings. In the background is someone wearing the Gyantse ... Mrs Martin was Lhasa born, married to Mr Martin, who was the telegraphist at Gyantse fort. He died in the in the 1930s sometime, before I went there' [MS 01/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Mrs Henry Martin in Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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