Yatung street

Yatung street

BMH.A.64.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 1926 - February 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung > Bazaar

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 114

The back street in the bazaar at Yatung. Women carrying wood in loads on their backs are walking down the centre of the street and poles with prayer flags can be seen on the right hand side

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 - 'A64' has been written on the right 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: "Backstreet [??] NB Prayer flag and women carrying wood". The number 7 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. [MS 26/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '64 - the village of Gelingka in the Chumbi valley - again note the prayer flags'. Note: this differs from the description given by Hopkinson in his list of negatives [see Manual Catalogues] [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yatung street" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.A.64.1.html>.

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