Former Gyantse trade agent, Rampa Se and Sonam Tobden

Former Gyantse trade agent, Rampa Se and Sonam Tobden

BMR.6.8.50 (Transparency colour)

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Flipped Negative

Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Sonam Se


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

Group comprising a former Gyantse Tibet Trade Agent (seated) with [when flipped] Sonam Tobden on the left and Rampa Se, holding a conical hat, on the right. The group is in front of an awning possibly on the roof of a house.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Transparency Colour


Hugh E. Richardson

Flipped Negative

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Other Information

Technical Information - The camera used to take this collection of colour slides (Dufay colour) were a Zeiss Super Ikonta and a Reflex Korelle. [KC 09/10/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Typewritten handlist entitled 'Hugh Richardson Collection, The British Museum. Photographs taken between 1936-50. Cameras: Zeiss Super Ikonta, Reflex Korelle. 300 colour slides (Dufay colour); copies made Jan. 1995.
[no.] 50. At the left is Sonam Topden, assistant political officer and assistant to Hugh Richardson. In the middle is an abbot (kempo), formerly the Tibetan trade agent at Gyantse. After retirement he often lived at the retreat of Yerpa outside Lhasa. At the right is Rampa Se.' [KC 10/10/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Former Gyantse trade agent, Rampa Se and Sonam Tobden" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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