Wool porters near Nyenying

Wool porters near Nyenying

BMH.E.52.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

June 26th 1927?


Gyantse Region > Nyenying

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 115

Nyenying was close to Gyantse and was the place where Hopkinson visited Dorje Pamo in 1927. This photograph, therefore, may have been taken on that occasion [see below for reference]. A group of men carrying loads of wool stand before a chorten

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 - 'E 52' has been written on the lower right edge of the negative in black ink [MS 31/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet E']: 'Wool coolies nr. chorten' [MS 04/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '52 - wool coolies near Nyenying, with a chorten in the background' [MS 29/07/2006]

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 June 26th 1927, Gyantse, pages 3-9 [MS 03/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Wool porters near Nyenying" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.E.52.1.html>.

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