BMH.D.19.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
1927. March 19th 1927 or May 5th 1927?
Gyantse > Palkhor Chode > Kumbum
85 x 107
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'D-19' has been written in the top right edge of the negative in black ink [MS 15/07/2006]
Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The caption "Palkor Choden - the great chorten in Gyantse Monastery - Note the eyes on the chorten" has been written on the back of the print in pencil, as has the name 'A. J. Hopkinson' and the reference 'D.19'. There appear to have been some other inscriptions on the back of the print, which have been erased but appear to relate to reproduction instructions for the image [MS 15/07/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'PAL-KHOR CHOI-DEN' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Dates: This photograph was taken in 1927 and two dates seem most likely. The first is that of March 19th, when Hopkinson comments in his journal that he visited to the photographs and took lots of photographs [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]. The second is that of May 5th when Hopkinson again visited the monastery with Colonel Eliot [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing May 22nd 1927, Gyantse, page 3]. However, Hopkinson visited the monastery on a number of occasions and this dating is, therefore, conjectural [MS 15/07/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kumbum at Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.D.19.1.html>.
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