Singing at a Dekyi Lingka party

Singing at a Dekyi Lingka party

2001.35.273.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

October 3rd 1936

Named Person

Dr Bo, Gyaltsen


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

105 x 72 mm

Two Tibetan girls singing into a microphone whilst Dr Bo, the Assistant Surgeon on the 1936-7 British Mission and Gyaltsen, one of the advisers, stand behind them

Further Information



Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

Previous Catologue Number

CY.7 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Bho, Gyaltsen, Chang girls; ink no:54; pencil no: CY/7'; from an envelope marked 'Members of the Mission'. [KC 08/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Chang girls etc. broadcasting' [MS 08/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CY' taken during the 1936-7 British Mission to Lhasa under Sir Basil Gould comprise a group of negatives containing images of wireless, chang girls broadcasting, lunch party with Dagg, Chapman, Gyaltsen, Rupon, kitchen tent at Regent’s departure and picnic. They seem to have been taken during the period October 3rd - 6th 1936 [MS 08/08/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Mission Diary for October 3rd: "Today we gave the last of our big lunch parties. The guests were officials below the fourth rank. They were as easy to entertain as all our earlier guests and it was an enjoyable afternoon but we were all relieved to see the end of a week of parties" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part VII p. 2, written by Hugh Richardson]. See Bodleian Library Hugh Richardson Archive MS. Or. Richardson 3 folio 42 for a fuller description of this event.

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Singing at a Dekyi Lingka party" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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