Raising a telegraph pole

Raising a telegraph pole

1998.131.431 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


Unknown. Dr Morgan? Major Finch?


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

October - December 1936?

Named Person

Sidney Dagg


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 82

Putting up the poles and wires for the Mission telegraph. An assistant has positioned himself in a tree to hoist the pole, assisted by other members of the Mission staff, including Dagg, who are here seen lifting the pole towards the man in the tree. A tent can be seen in the background

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

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Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Raising a telegraph pole" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.431.html>.

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