Bell's camp near Lhundrub Dzong

Bell's camp near Lhundrub Dzong

1998.286.108 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

September 5th 1921


Talung Valley Region > Lhundrub

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Bell's camp in the distance, in the fields below Lhundrub Dzong

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference

Notches on right side


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

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] Q97 (b) Another view of this camp. [Ref: 1998.286.107/Q.96 - Our camp in the fields below Lhuntrup Jong on ridge above. My tent is the middle one.]"

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: This photograph was taken on a tour of the country made at the end of August and beginning of September 1921. Bell's diary for 24th August 1921 states: "Kennedy and I with Palhese and Norbhu leave Lhasa for a tour to the northern country visited by no Europeans as far as we know except Hue and Gabet. We have been a long time in Lhasa and it seems to be expected of us to make a short trip to the country round, for several Tibetan officials, and even the D[alai] L[ama] himself, have been recommending to me interesting places for me to visit. I think, if we go away for a little, the T[ibetan] G[overnment] may be able to deal more easily with some of their own affairs, as my presence acts as a restraint on them in various ways. We shall also please them by visiting and making present to several monasteries" [vol. XII, p.29] [MS 9/8/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Bell's camp near Lhundrub Dzong" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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