BMH.F.52.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
January 28th 1928?
Chime Taring, Pemba Tsering's wife, Miss Taring, Jigme Taring, Raja Taring, Captain Dean
Gyantse > Fort
85 x 115
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'F-52' has been written in the bottom right corner of the negative on the emulsion side in blue-black ink [MS 11/08/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet F']: 'Group in my room F-8-30' [MS 05/05/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '52 - taken in the room of Mr H. [Hopkinson] in the Fort, where he is entertaining. The guests are, left to right, Mrs Pemba, Miss Taring, Taring Raja and Captain Dean; also two younger people in the background - Shime and Jigme. Amongst other things seen there is a photograph of Mrs H. taken in the Lake District before she was engaged' [MS 10/08/2006]
Other Information - Dates: This photograph may have been taken on January 28th 1928. Hopkinson wrote in his journal letters for this date that the Taring’s came to play football but were prevented by a dust storm so played roulette instead: “Mrs Pemba wore a Lhassa headdress and Miss Tering a Gyantse one. Tering and his boys are just off to Lhassa for the New Year, and I am giving Jigme some money to buy curios on my behalf” [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing January 25th 1928, Gyantse, page 6]. Although Hopkinson dined with the Taring's on a number of occasions, this dating corresponds with the sequence of images that seems to exist in Hopkinson's negative album labelled 'F' in the British Museum Collection [MS 12/08/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Taring family in Hopkinson's room in Gyantse fort" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.F.52.1.html>.
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