Lt Sangster and Capt Mulligan at Gyantse

Lt Sangster and Capt Mulligan at Gyantse

BMH.F.68.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928

Named Person

Lieutenant Sangster, Captain Mulligan


Gyantse > Fort

Accession number


Image Dimensions

109 x 85

In this image, A. J. Hopkinson informs us that Lt Sangster of the 13th Frontier Force (left) and Captain Mulligan, the Medical Officer at Gyantse (right) are emulating in their pose a popular contemporary advertisement for Austin cars featuring two figures known as 'Pass and Joyce'. Their apparent humour in this respect may have been prompted by the ongoing difficulties that all the Agency and related staff had during this time concerning the plan of Political Officer F. M. Bailey to institute a motorised communication system between Gangtok and Gyantse

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 - 'F-68' has been written on the top edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 11/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet F']: 'Pass and Joyce' [MS 05/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '68 - Mulligan and Sangster playing out the Austin advertisement characters known as Mr (?) Pass and Mr Joyce' [MS 11/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lt Sangster and Capt Mulligan at Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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