View from British Trade Agent's garden, Yatung

View from British Trade Agent's garden, Yatung

BMH.A.49.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 1926 - February 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung > British Trade Agent's House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 116

The view from the British Trade Agent's House in Yatung. The wooden fence around the garden can be seen in the foreground, with fields laid out below. This photograph was probably 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 - 'A49' has been written on the right 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. 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: "[View from?] Garden Shasima View from B. T. A.s garden Yatung - A 49". The number 1 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil and then erased [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] '49 - Yatung, with the river in the foreground' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View from British Trade Agent's garden, Yatung" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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