Yak herders around camp fire

Yak herders around camp fire

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

August 18th 1936


Gyantse Region > Karo La

Accession number


Group of nomads around camp fire with yaks in background between Ralung and Dzara en route to Lhasa in August

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

Previous Catologue Number

CK.17 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others on page 68 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 26/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Looking towards Karo La hills with Tibetan picnic party'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘21/1 - Between Ralung (14,800 ft) and Dzara (15,700) near the Karo La (16,800). Party of yak herds cooking tea’ [MS 10/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CK' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Gautsa, Ralung, Lammergeyers, kites, horsemen, Karo La, picnics, Dzara all apparently taken on August 17th - 18th 1936 en route to Lhasa [MS 10/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yak herders around camp fire" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.>.

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