Phari Dak Bungalow and Dzong

Phari Dak Bungalow and Dzong

1998.131.151 (Contact Print)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

August 5th 1936


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari

Accession number


Image Dimensions

62 x 88

View of Phari showing the Dak bungalow, the Dzong or fort and mountains in the background. Some pack animals can be seen in the middle distance on the extreme left of the image

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

CG.2 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'CG.2' has been written on the back of the print in pencil, as has 'F. Spencer Chapman', apparently in his own hand [MS 10/03/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written handlist of negatives taken whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: View over Phari Dak B[ungalow] and Dzong to hills [MS 10/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: 'CG' prefixes a group of negatives containing images of Phari, Chomolhari, Dr Tunyip, Phari Dzongpen, Tuna, telephoto panorama of Chomolhari. A hand-written note at the bottom of the list states ‘2 1/4 x 3 1/4 gone to album’ meaning that they were destined to be included in the draft album from which official selections of images of the Mission were to be made [MS 10/03/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: "The Phari bungalow is flat-roofed, as are all the buildings here, and faces onto a cobbled courtyard together with the Post Office and the rooms of the Postmaster, who is a Nepali, and the hut-keeper, who is a rather superior looking Tibetan with a long plait and a heavy gold ring in his left ear" ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, p.33]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Phari Dak Bungalow and Dzong" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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