BMH.D.87.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
July 19th 1927
Khangmar Region > Samada > Shanang Monastery
85 x 105
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'D-87' (partially erased) has been written along the bottom edge of the negative [MS 29/07/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Temple in Samada - Buddha - F8 ?" ' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Setting: Just prior to reaching Samada when en route from Gyantse to Yatung in July 1927, A. J. Hopkinson visited a small monastery at Shanang deserted since Younghusband Expedition of 1904. He comments in a related letter: “I photographed [the Buddha statues and walls], but doubt the photo will come out. Then I had another disaster. My camera stand toppled over. My camera has been dented, but whether the light is getting in I can’t say yet” [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing July 19th 1927, Camp Samada, page 2] [MS 29/07/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Images in Shanang Monastery near Samada" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.D.87.1.html>.
For more information about photographic usage or to order prints, please visit the The British Museum.
© The British Museum