Daughters of Taring and Ramba

Daughters of Taring and Ramba

1998.131.491 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

December 29th 1936


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

82 x 123

Jigme and Mary Taring's daughter, Mary, on the left and Ramba's daughter on the right at the Christmas party for the children of officials hosted by the Mission. Mary is wearing western-style shoes

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Mrs Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

BF.30 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - The reference 'B-F-30' has been written on the back of the print in pencil, as has the number '4' in a circle in the top right hand corner of the print [MS 28/03/2006]

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]: 'Ditto’s daughter [Mary Jigme] and Rumba’s daughter'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 2: ‘ “Rogues Gallery” - 42/1 - Lhasa children’ [MS 28/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'BF' comprise a group of negatives containing images of views down Kampa La to Tsangpo, Khampa people, the postmaster’s school, Tsarong’s family, Mary Jigme, Rumba’s family and Tendong’s children. They seem to have been taken at the end of December [MS 28/03/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: "Any stranger visiting the Dekyi Lingka this morning might well have imagined either that the Pied Piper had just passed by or that we were starting a school. Actually we were having a Children's Party, and by lunch time about seventy of the sons and daughters of the Lhasa officials had arrived. ... The youngest child, Mary, Jigme's daughter, was only three, but the majority were in their 'teens. They wore silk or broad-cloth robes down to their ankles and high-crowned hats with fur-lined ear flaps. ... As soon as the children arrived they went upstairs for tea and Christmas cake; it was luck that many were late, as there were more than we had expected and it was difficult to find a seat for everybody in our small room" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part XI, pp. 2-3, written by Chapman] [MS 28/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Daughters of Taring and Ramba" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.491.html>.

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