School children and Headmistress at Yatung

School children and Headmistress at Yatung

BMH.A.91.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 1926 - February 1927?

Named Person

Yatung Schoolmistress


Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung > School

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 114

A group of children who attended the school at Yatung. The boy reading is the grandson of one of the Agency staff called Anni. The woman standing in the background is the schoolmistress, who was a Lepcha Christian

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Previous Catologue Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - 'A91' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink [MS 13/05/2006]

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: "[Shasima] school - boy reading is Anni's grandson - schoolmistress in background - she is a Lepcha Christian". The number 1 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]: 'School - SHA-SI-MA' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'School at Yatung. Note the book with devanagari script' [MS 20/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "School children and Headmistress at Yatung" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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