BMR.220.127.116.11 (Album Print black & white)
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Hugh E. Richardson
Lhasa > Mondo's House
Print gelatin silver
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson
8.6 [view film roll]
F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum
In Negative - '8-6' has been scratched into the bottom left corner of the negative [MS 02/04/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with '8' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Mondo’s house, a weaver and Ragyapa people [MS 17/03/2006]
Other Information - Dates: On January 25th 1937 Sir Basil Gould held a dinner for Tibetan officials whom the Mission had not yet hosted. These included R INGANG'S ELDER BROTHER , Kusho Choden Tendat, Mipon Seksing, and Mondo. It seems to have been a strategy of the Mission to have photographs of invited officials ready to show them when they arrived as a form of 'breaking the ice'. Thus, it seems that Chapman may have visited their houses when invitations were delivered to ensure that photographs could be developed on time. This hypothesis suggests that this image may have been taken in the days immediately preceding January 25th 1937 [MS 17/03/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Mondo's butter lamps" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.18.104.22.168.html>.
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