Phari rest house with Mount Chomolhari in background

Phari rest house with Mount Chomolhari in background

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari

Accession number


Image Dimensions

119 x 88 mm

Phari rest house in the foreground with the snowy peak of Chomolhari in the background. There is a horse against the wall.

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 print/mount - "Chomolhari and Phari rest house" is written on the reverse of the print in pencil and in capital letters. Also, the number "4258" is written in pencil in the top right hand corner. [KC 7/12/2005]

Notes on the album mount - "Chomolhari" is written in capital letters in pencil on the album page below the photograph. [KC 7/12/2005]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: F Spencer Chapman writes in Lhasa: The Holy City , 1940, London: Readers Union Ltd, p.33, "The Phari bungalow is flat-roofed, as are all the buildings here, and faces onto a cobbled courtyard together with the Post Office and the rooms of the Postmaster, ... , and the hut-keeper. ... The Post Office, at 15,000 feet, is supposed to be the highest in the world". [KC 7/12/2005]

Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (1999.23.1.6) with three other images. [KC 6/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Phari rest house with Mount Chomolhari in background" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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