Yatung Trade Mart

Yatung Trade Mart

BMH.A.46.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 1926 - February 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung > Trade Mart

Accession number


Image Dimensions

115 x 85

A view from below of Yatung Trade Mart in the Chumbi Valley. The distinctive pitch-roofed buildings, seen in the Chumbi Valley but not in central Tibet, can be seen on the ridge above. This photograph seems to have been taken during the early days of Hopkinson's tour of duty as Trade Agent, either on December 26th 1926 or between January 26th and February 8th 1927

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Other Information

In Negative - 'A46' has been written on the left edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the left edge. 12 holes have been perforated in total [MS 12/05/2006]

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. A caption has been written on the back in pencil: "A- 46 - A view of Yatung (approx 10, 000 ft), the Trade Mart". [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]: 'Sha-si-ma' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '46 - Yatung - with the river in the foreground' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yatung Trade Mart" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.A.46.1.html>.

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