BMH.D.8.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
March 31st 1927
Chumbi Valley Region > Phari plain
85 x 109
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'D-8' has been written on the top edge of the negative in black ink [MS 14/07/2006]
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 'A typical scene on the Phari plain Tsogos nr. Phari Tsogo Donkey men (from the country near Everest). They were carrying a drug for export to China (via Calcutta)' has been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 14/07/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Tsogos on TUNA PLAIN' [MS 28/04/2006]
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 30th 1927, Camp Tuna, pages 4-5]. [MS 14/07/2006]
Other Information - Setting: Hopkinson commented in his journal for this day on the demeanour of the Tsogo traders depicted in this image: “They were very jungly and didn’t want to be photographed, when they stopped at the Tibetan house, to get a drink of chang, as they said it would shorten their lives to be photoed on a sunny day like that” [ibid., p.5] [MS 14/07/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tsogo traders on Phari plain" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.D.8.1.html>.
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