1998.131.162 (Contact Print)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

August 8th 1936


Khangmar Region > Kala

Accession number


Image Dimensions

63 x 87

Distant view of Kala and Dak Bungalow surrounded by fields of barley

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

CH.29 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'CH.29' has been written on the back of the print in pencil, as has 'F. S. Chapman' apparently in Chapman's 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]: 'Distant view of Kala Dak B. [bungalow]' [MS 10/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CH' form a group of negatives containing images of Dochen, David Macdonald, Basil Gould, Evan Nepean, Philip Neame, Kala, prayer flags and ploughing. They all appear to have been taken on August 7th and 8th 1936 [MS 10/03/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: "Reached the wide Kala valley and saw the lake over to the left; and to the right an immense grassy plain running up to rounded foot-hills and higher mountains to the north. // The low-roofed rest-house is surrounded by fields of wonderfully rich barley" ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, p.42] [MS 10/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kala" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.162.html>.

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