Frozen Dota waterfall

Frozen Dota waterfall

BMH.A.41B.1 (Contact Print)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 28th 1926

Named Person



Chumbi Valley Region > Dota

Accession number


The frozen waterfall at Dota, ten miles from Phari. The caption on the back of the print states that this image was taken on December 28th 1926, which was when Hopkinson was travelling from Yatung to Gyantse for the first time as Trade Agent. Pasang, Hopkinson's head chaprassi can be seen standing in front of the waterfall waving to the photographer

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

Previous Catologue Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case, although the negative is missing. The print appears to have been removed from an album, as there are traces of black mounting paper around the edges of the print as if it has been taken out after previously being glued in place. A partially decipherable caption has been written on the back in pencil: "Dotak Frozen waterfall Pasang in foreground - PS 272367 BM copy". The number 23 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. [MS 24/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'Dotak waterfall' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/53, Letters mainly from Gyantse 1926-27, pages 1-6 [MS 24/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Frozen Dota waterfall" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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