Muleteers approaching Potala from west

Muleteers approaching Potala from west

1998.131.299 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

November 13th-15th 1936


Lhasa > Potala (from west)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 111 mm

Muleteers with pack animals approaching the Potala from the west, walking along a sandy track, with sand banks on the left and the wall of a garden or park on the right

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

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

C.12.19 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

In Negative - The number '19' has been scratched into the negative in the bottom right hand corner [MS 4/4/2005]

Technical Information - This image was taken with a quarter plate Zeiss Nixe film or film pack camera as the negative is quarter-plate sized. See Chapman
Lhasa The Holy City [London: Chatto & Windus, 1938] for a description of the still and cine cameras that Chapman used as Mission photographer [MS 25/2/2005]

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]: 'Potala from W. donkeys walking away' [MS 18/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.12' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Ladakhi men, Ngagchen Rimpoche, Mir/Amir Khan (the mission cook), football match, Dagg, Kham dancers, Nechung, Drepung, Potala and sand track approaching it. They all seem to have been taken between October 28th and November 15th 1936 [MS 18/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Muleteers approaching Potala from west" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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