Guests for Christmas lunch 1927

Guests for Christmas lunch 1927

BMH.E.68.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information




A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 25th 1927

Named Person

Arthur Hopkinson, Khenchung


Gyantse > Fort

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 85

Guests and staff who attended Christmas lunch in 1927 in Gyantse. Many of the guests are wearing paper hats which were obtained from Christmas crackers. A. J. Hopkinson stands in the centre of the image in front of the Khenchung

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 68' has been written on the bottom 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']: 'Lunch Party' [MS 04/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '68 - Christmas celebrations but without the visiting Tibetans. Note the paper-hats from the crackers!' [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. "Guests for Christmas lunch 1927" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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