Frozen Dota waterfall

Frozen Dota waterfall

BMH.A.44.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 28th 1926?


Chumbi Valley Region > Dota

Accession number


Image Dimensions

113 x 85

The frozen waterfall at Dota, ten miles from Phari. This photograph seems to have been taken when Hopkinson was travelling from Yatung to Gyantse for the first time as Trade Agent in December 1926

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Previous Catologue Number


Other Information

In Negative - 'A44' has been written on the top and bottom edges of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the bottom edge. 25 holes have been perforated in total [MS 12/05/2006]

Notes on print/mount - Two contact prints made from this negative are contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The older 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 - A 44". The number 26 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. the other print has the hand-written caption "A 44 A. J. Hopkinson Dota waterfall in Winter (about 13,000 feet) - H [?6]" in pencil on the back [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]: 'Ditto [Dotak waterfall]' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '44, 43 and 42 - the Dota waterfall which is on the road from Yatung to Phari, fairly soon after you leave Yatung' [MS 21/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image aside from print caption BMH.A.41.1.1, 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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