Harry Staunton, Humphreys and Croyle at Gyantse

Harry Staunton, Humphreys and Croyle at Gyantse

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941

Named Person

Dr Humphreys Eric Croyle, Harry Staunton


Gyantse > British Trade Agency

Accession number


Image Dimensions

116 x 87 mm

From left to right Dr G Humphreys, Harry Staunton and Eric Croyle at the Gyantse Trade Adency. Humphreys has a dog on his lap, Staunton is holding what looks like a pop gun and Croyle also has a dog beside him. Staunton is wearing his St Bartholemews scarf and a fur hat with the flaps tied up. Croyle has spectacles, knitted v-neck jumper and fur 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 the album mount - "G. Humphreys" is written in capital letters and "Eric Croyle" in small letters in pencil on the album page below the photograph. [KC 9/12/2005]

Other Information - People

Other Information - People: Alex McKay mentions Humphreys in Tibet and the British Raj, 1997, Curzon Press, p. 126, "Within British India, Anglo-Indians, those of mixed parentage were often subject to greater prejudice than Indians and were excluded from several areas of governmnet employment. In Tibet, however, Anglo-Indians were preferred to Indians. ... In the 1940s, an Anglo-Indian Christian, Dr Humphreys and an Indian Christian, Captain M V Kurian, paved the way for a subsequent posting of Hindu Medical Officers to Gyantse." [KC 11/1/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (1999.23.1.8) with three other images. [KC 9/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Harry Staunton, Humphreys and Croyle at Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1999.>.

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