Children at the children's party at Dekyi Linka,1940

Children at the children's party at Dekyi Linka,1940

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?

Date of Photo

February - March 1940


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

119 x 89 mm

Children at a children's party hosted by the British Mission at Dekyi Linka. They are from aristocratic families and are wearing silk robes and brocade and fur hats. There is a Sikkimese chaprassi orderly on the left dressed in a silk waistcoat and button hat.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1999

Donated by

Diana Hughes


H. Staunton

Photo also owned by

Diana Hughes

Other Information

Notes on album mount - "Children's party at British Mission" is written on the album page (p.27) as a general caption for all four photogrsaphs on that page. [KC 6/1/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Basil Gould writes about the children's party in The Jewel in the Lotus , 1957, London: Chatto and Windus, "Some days later, grown-ups still being busy with ceremonies, we gave a children's party. Among the first to arrive was the family of the Dalai Lama ... But all the time the Dalai Lama's brother's and sister-in-law had been saving up crackers and balloons and toys for the Dalai Lama and they went off happy with a parcel of things in the uses of which they soon instructed him." (p.232)

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Children at the children's party at Dekyi Linka,1940" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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