Horses with Richardson's baggage approaching Tuna

Horses with Richardson's baggage approaching Tuna

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Chumbi Valley Region > Tuna >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 X 57 mm

The settlement of Tuna with snow-covered mountains in the distance. Horses laden with Hugh Richardson's baggage in the foreground are approaching the settlement.

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 - '6' [on front cover] '...[illegible] ...TSURPHU...[illegible]...'; [on back cover] 'JOMOLHARI; CHARSADDA; PESHAWAR; ABBOTABAD [?sic]; KULU; TSURPHU SCROLL & MSS.; GARDEN'; [on spine] 'JOMOLHARI; NWFP; TSURPHU SCROLL' written in white in Richardson's hand.[KC 8/9/2006]

Notes on negative index '6' - Folio 10. 'Tuna'. [KC 8/9/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This was possibly taken in c.1948. There is a group of 4 images with the same contact print batch number but with a couple of inconsistencies between them - namely that some don’t have a paper brand stamp, that one has been printed out as a 6x4.5 image and the brand stamps appear slightly different where they can be seen and so the dating of this image is somewhat conjectural. However, some of the prints have '1948' written by hand on the back [MS 19/12/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This is one of a group of 25 images for which contact prints were made using the same printing out paper although with slighty different tonal qualities as some are very sepia toned. However, there is a very limited number of images in the collection printed out on this type of paper. One of the images in this group is from Samye and Richardson states that he photographed and copied this particular inscription pillar in 1949 [ A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptions , Royal Asiatic Society: James G. Forlong Series, No. XXIX, p.26]. This suggests that the images may have been taken around that time [MS 17/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Horses with Richardson's baggage approaching Tuna" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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