Bridge over Kyichu near Lhasa

Bridge over Kyichu near Lhasa

1998.285.659 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Lt Col R. S. Kennedy?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa Area > Tolung Tresam

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Tolung Tresam, bridge over Kyichu near Lhasa; view of stonework bridge over river

Further Information

Photographic Process

Lantern Slide

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Revised Photographer

Lt Col R. S. Kennedy?

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXV. [Subject of Chapter] Travelling [Subject of Illustration] P.213 (ae) "To-lung Tre-sam". Bridge over Kyi chu near Lhasa. [Where placed - book page] G. J. [Remarks] L. 125 (Y. in L)"

Notes on print/mount - '16' has been written in blue ink. These numbers seem to relate to a sub-set of the lantern slides which were used for lantern lectures on 'A Year in Lhasa' and 'The Dalai Lama'. This slide seems to have been used as slide 16 in the lecture 'A Year in Lhasa', which was first presented at the Royal Geographical Society on 3rd December 1923. The text, with a lesser number of images, was later published in
The Geographical Journal of February 1924. Bell may also have presented this lecture on other occasions about which we have no information at present. [MS 10/9/2004]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: The negative from which this lantern slide has been made is not in the PRM Collection [MS 24/8/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'A Year in Lhasa' in The Geographical Journal, February,1924, facing p.101:"Tolung Tresam". This piece was derived from a lecture given to the Royal Geographical Society in London on 3rd December 1923 [MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Bridge over Kyichu near Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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