Pede dzong fort and settlement on Yamdrok Tso

Pede dzong fort and settlement on Yamdrok Tso

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Yamdrok Tso Region > Pede dzong

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 60 mm

Pede dzong fort and settlement on the shore of the Yamdrok Tso lake.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - 'NYEMO. SAMYE. YARLUNG. RGYAL.' is written on the cover of this blue negative album in white in Richardson's hand. [KC 24/3/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on Blue negative album index - No. 74. 'Samding' [sic]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's handlist: 'Blue Album. [No.] 74. 'Samding (Bsam-lding) monastery at west end of Yamdrok Lake, seat of the woman incarnation of Rdo-rje Phag-mo'. [sic]

Other Information - Pede Dzong (dpal sde rdzong) is situated in Southern Tibet and on the main trade route from Sikkim to Lhasa. The dzong serves as a fort and an administration centre for the district. [TS 18/7/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This image was probably taken using a Zeiss Super Ikonta C using 6 x 9 negative size and there is a group of related images, the contact prints for which are printed out on Agfa Lupex paper and have distinctively decorative edges, made by using a special guillotine. These images all seem to relate to the period of the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936-37 under Sir Basil Gould or to 1938 at the latest [MS 22/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pede dzong fort and settlement on Yamdrok Tso" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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