BMH.F.32.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
January - February 1928?
Gyantse > Bazaar >
85 x 112
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'F-32' has been written along the top left edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 11/08/2006]
Notes on print/mount - One modern print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The print was made using Ilford paper. The reference 'F.32' has been written on the front and back of the print [MS 11/08/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet F']: 'Gyantse bazar scenes' [MS 04/05/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '32 - the bazaar at Gyantse. Note the hoops being sold, which are used in the making of the women's headdresses typical of southern Tibet. The buildings around are all part of the monastery; in the background the precinct wall (the red wall) of the monastery' [MS 10/08/2006]
Other Information - Dates: This photograph may have been taken in late January or early February 1928. A. J. Hopkinson had clearly started to use his 'F' box of negatives in the early part of 1928 as he was able to send the first batch of photographs with this reference [F1 - F21] to Eleanor Hopkinson on February 2nd 1928 [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing February 5th 1928, Gyantse, page 3]. In the same correspondence he also states that he has recently been taking a lot of photographs around Gyantse bazaar [ibid., pp. 2-3] [MS 12/08/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Gyantse Bazaar" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.F.32.1.html>.
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