Cairn at top of Natu La

Cairn at top of Natu La

BMH.B.17.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

February 21st 1927


Chumbi Valley Region > Natu La

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 105

This is the same cairn as seen in BMH.B.10.1. The earlier image was taken on the way down to Gangtok on February 9th 1927, whilst this image was apparently taken on the return journey on February 21st 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 - The negative has been cut very crudely, especially down the right hand edge of the image. 'B-17' has been written across the top in blue-black ink [MS 29/06/2006]

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: "[?] Pass - Febry 21st 1927 about 5 p.m.". 'H 12' has also been written on the back. The number 1 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. [MS 29/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '17 - Hlagyal Cho - Nathu' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Cairn at top of Natu La" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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