Boy at Palkhor Chode, Gyantse

Boy at Palkhor Chode, Gyantse

BMH.C.5.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 19th 1927

Named Person

Phakchang's son


Gyantse > Palkhor Chode

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 85

A young boy in European-style dress outside in the grounds of Palkhor Chode monastery in Gyantse with the Kumbum in the background. A. J. Hopkinson identifies this boy as 'Phakchang's son' and his wife, Eleanor, subsequently identified Phakchang as the vaccination doctor in Gyantse hospital [see Notes]

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-5' has been written on the top edge of the negative in blue-black ink. The negative has been cut very crudely along the top and bottom edges [MS 01/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'The bad lad. He sunk his thumb in the book (?). The doctor's son of the vaccinary of the Gyantse hospital' [MS 01/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing March 20th 1927, Gyantse, pages 6-9 [MS 01/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Boy at Palkhor Chode, Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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