Man looking out over Yatung valley

Man looking out over Yatung valley

BMH.A.71.1 (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

114 x 85

A man standing looking out over the Yatung valley with a small stone obelisk in the foreground. The photographer is looking north up the valley. A telegraph pole can be seen on the right hand side of the image. Hopkinson states that this photograph was taken from the tennis court on which he and the Agency staff would play regularly

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 - 'A71' has been written on the top 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: "[??] (Taken from tennis ground Shasima lookinh N)". [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]: 'Traders at Shasima bazar' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Yatung - note the telegraph in the background which followed the Treaty Trade Route from Gangtok as far as Gyantse. The troops at Gyantse were there nominally to guard the Trade Route' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Man looking out over Yatung valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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