Sports on Christmas Day 1927, Gyantse

Sports on Christmas Day 1927, Gyantse

BMH.E.61.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 25th 1927

Named Person

Mr Major, Henry Martin



Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 117

Regimental sports on Christmas Day, 1927. Mr Major starts the relay race as Henry Martin and Sangster look on from the far right of the image. Sikh soldiers gather behind the racers

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 61' has been written on the top left edge of the image in blue-black ink [MS 31/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet E']: 'Relay Race' [MS 04/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '60, 61, 62, 63 and 64 - regimental sports at Gyantse' [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 December 24th 1927, Gyantse, pages 4-7 [MS 31/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Sports on Christmas Day 1927, Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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