1998.285.580.1 (Glass negative)
Willoughby Patrick Rosemeyer
Sir Charles Bell
Lhasa > Potala (from south) >
89 x 139 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Copy Negative
St. Antony's College, Oxford
Lantern Copy Neg
Sir Charles Bell
Sir Charles Bell; Royal Central Asiatic Society
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] L. [Subject of Chapter] Lhasa. [Subject of illustration] P.522 (bx) Looking across Lhasa towards Potala (right) and Chakpori (left). [Remarks] Rosemeyer's. L.259 (D.L)"
Other Information - Dates: A date of 1922 has been given to this image because this is the first date that one can determine that Rosemeyer went to Lhasa officially. This journey was made in order to complete the extension of the telegraph line from Gyantse to the capital. According to the Assistant Engineer W. H. King, Rosemeyer and the team were allowed to wander freely around the Potala and the Norbu Lingka in order to connect the telegraph lines there: "Rosemeyer was given permission to photograph anything he liked except one image in the Cathedral" [King, W. H. The Telegraph to Lhasa in 'The Geographical Journal', Vol. LXIII No.6, June 1924: 529] [MS 29/7/2004]
Notes on print/mount - '18' has been marked on the surround in blue-black ink. This slide seems to have been used in Bell's lecture titled 'The Dalai Lama' [MS 10/9/2004]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of Potala and Chakpori" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.580.1.html>.
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