Houses in Yatung

Houses in Yatung

BMH.A.47.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 1926 - February 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 111

A view of Yatung in the Chumbi Valley. The distinctive pitch-roofed buildings, seen in the Chumbi Valley but not in central Tibet, are clearly visible. 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

Previous Catologue Number


Other Information

In Negative - 'A47' has been written on the left edge of the negative in black ink. [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. 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: "Sha-si-ma (Sha-si-ma) Yatung - A 47". The number 1 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]: 'Ditto [Sha-si-ma]' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '48 and 47 - Yatung - note the terraced fields' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Houses in Yatung " 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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