Jigme Taring in ceremonial winter uniform

Jigme Taring in ceremonial winter uniform

1999.23.2.54 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941

Named Person

Jigme Taring


Lhasa >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

67 x 111 mm

Jigme Taring, a member of the Tibetan aristocracy, dressed in ceremonial winter fur hat and silk coat or chuba standing beside a wall. He has a camera case slung over his right shoulder.

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 - On the reverse of the print the "Velox" is stamped in black ink and the number 611 in red. [KC 31/10/2005]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections] "Jigme Taring. Husband of Mary La Dolma who wrote "Tibet Is My Country". [KC 31/10/2005]

Biographical Information - [Note that detailed information will be found on the related file named Biographies, see button at top of database] He was scion of the princely Taring family. He was educated at St. Paul's school, Darjeeling and was fluent in English. He became second-in-command of the new army regiment and when it was disbanded in 1934, he became a treasurer of the government of Tibet. He married Rinchen Dolma (Mary). [KC 3/11/2005]

Other Information - Dates

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. "Jigme Taring in ceremonial winter uniform" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1999.23.2.54.html>.

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