Harry Staunton at the Karo La pass

Harry Staunton at the Karo La pass

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Reginald Fox ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941

Named Person

Harry Staunton


Gyantse Region > Karo La

Accession number


Image Dimensions

117 x 89 mm

Harry Staunton standing at the Karo La pass with two ponies which have saddlebags attached to them. There are stone cairns either side of him and strings of prayer flags above him. He is wearing a mackintosh coat and a topee hat; he is holding a riding whip and has a cigarette in one hand.

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 - "KARO-LAR PASS 17,400". This is written in pencil in Staunton's hand below the mounted photograph on the album page.

Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (1999.23.1.4) with two other images. [KC 6/12/2005]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: The tops of passes in Tibet are marked by stone cairns made up of stones placed there and by suspended prayer flags placed around them by travellers as a sign of thanksgiving for reaching the pass. [KC 6/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Harry Staunton at the Karo La pass" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1999.>.

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