Group including Major Bista posing for a photograph

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Lukhangnga, Somphu, Major Bista, Ditta Sahib, Pemba Tsering, Bo Tsering, Reginald Fox, Gyatso Tobden



Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

Group posing for a photograph outside in a garden. Seated left to right they are Tsipon Lukhangnga (rtsis dpon lu khang nga), Somphu Theji, Major Bista and Ditta Sahib. Standing left to right they are Rai Sahib Pemba Tsering, Kazi Bo Tsering, Reginald Fox and Gyatso Tobden.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Notes on print - 'Major Bista Lukhay Phokar (?) Lhalu & Kursang [?] sdedpon' (in pencil) is written on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand and '612' is stamped in red. [KC 5/7/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Images of this size and with red printed batch numbers on the back of their respective contact prints in the 600's seem on the whole to have been taken between 1938-9 according to internal image evidence and their relationship to Richardson's archive. It seems that Richardson acquired his 6x6 camera in 1938 [MS 22/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Group including Major Bista posing for a photograph" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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