British staging bungalow between Phari and Gyantse

British staging bungalow between Phari and Gyantse

1998.286.115.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Gyantse Region > Staging bungalow

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

British staging bungalow in Tibet, between Phari and Gyantse

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate , Copy Negative

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference

Copy Neg Lantern


Sir Charles Bell

Revised Photographer

Not Bell?

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] Q104 (y) British staging bungalow in Tibet, between Phari and Gyantze. [Remarks] L.123"

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: The British built 11 staging bungalows between Gangtok and Gyantse. In February 1910, W. P. Rosemeyer, the telegraph officer whose photographs Bell collected, allowed the 13th Dalai Lama to shelter in the bungalow at Phari, en route to Yatung during his escape to India. [Alex McKay, Tibet and the British Raj , Surrey:Curzon Press, 1997, p.47]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "British staging bungalow between Phari and Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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