19188.8.131.52 (Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
1940 - 1941 [March]
Lhasa > Barkhor
67 x 112 mm
Print gelatin silver
Notes on print/mount - On the reverse of the print the "Velox" is stamped in black ink and the number 611 in red. [KC 17/10/2005]
Manual Catalogues - [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections] "Torgyap? south side of Jokhang" [KC 17/10/2005]
Contemporary Publication - A similar image taken by Spencer Chapman is reproduced in Lhasa the Holy City (between pp.176 - 177) with the following caption: "A Lhasa street. Notice prayer-pole on left, and, in centre, incense burner and paving in front of Kashag building. Potala in background, and Holy Mountain (18,500 ft.) in distance". There is also a description of the square in front of the Kashag on p.155, "To the south of the cathedral is the main square, which is used as a market place. To the north of this square - and therefore built right against the Cathedral - is the Kashag, the meeting-place of the Tibetan Cabinet, from which its name is taken. Here also is the Government Treasury and other official buildings. For some distance in front of the Kashag the ground is set with square cobbles,and there is a large insense-burner. It is here that the Dalai Lama, or Regent,preaches a sermon to the people on the occasion of the Tibetan New Year." [KC 17/10/2005]
Other Information - Setting: According to T., the house directly below the Potala palace is the Doring house. The prayer flag pole on the left is Kelsang Darchen and is the pole outside the house of the 7th Dalai Lama's (Kelsang Gyatso) family. [KC 29/11/2005]
Other Information - Related images: 19184.108.40.206.1 taken at a different time. The same view from a slightly different angle. [KC 17/10/2005]
Other Information - Dates: Staunton was certainly in Lhasa for the Tibetan New Year in 1940 and possibly in 1941. This image is part of a group of 17 photographs taken over a two-day period (the 23rd and 24th of the first Tibetan month) which have the number 611 stamped in red on the back. [KC 31/10/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of the Barkor with the Potala in the background" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19220.127.116.11.html>.
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