2001.59.14.45.1 (Film negative)
Hugh E. Richardson
October 8th 1939
Lhasa > Barkhor
55 x 55 mm
Riding , Ritual Activity
Negative film nitrate
Donated August 2001
The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson
Hugh E. Richardson
Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album (outer case) - (on front) 'Kodak NEGATIVE FILE' in red and yellow lettering and a white label with 'Z.' in black ink'; (on reverse) 'Kangchenjunga. Gangtok Dances. RETURN of DL. Yak dancers etc. BIRDS etc.'; the letter 'A' in the top left hand corner and '8' in the right hand corner all written in white. (On spine on yellow "Subjects" label) ' GANGTOK . LHASA . PEOPLE . D.L. animals Birds; [Dates] 1936-40' written in Richardson's hand in blue ink; (below the label) the number '8' in white overwritten by the letter 'A' in pencil. Notes on negative album - (on cover) '8, Kangchenjunga. Gangtok Dances. RETURN of DL 1939. Yak dancers. Lhamo. Officials Tests. BIRDS...'. (On the spine) "KODAK NEGATIVE FILE 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 IN. (6 X 6 CM.) in embossed gold lettering; the letter "A" in white in Richardson's hand. Notes on negative index inside the negative album under 'Subject' - 'Arrival of DL at LHASA'
Other Information - Setting: Hugh Richardson recalls this day in Simon Normanton's Tibet: The Lost Civilisation, 1988, London: Hamish Hamilton, "Two days later he [the Dalai Lama] was brought in state into Lhasa. In the Jo-Khang he was initiated as a monk and assumed names which mean 'The Holy One, The Gentle Glory, Powerful in Speech, Pure in Mind, Holder of the Faith, Ocean of Wisdom'." (p.130)
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Procession of the Dalai Lama's entrance to Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.14.45.1.html>.
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