The Tibetan Trade Agent's band, Pipitang

The Tibetan Trade Agent's band, Pipitang

BMH.B.25.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 5th 1927


Chumbi Valley Region > Pipitang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 107

On March 5th 1927, as part of the celebrations for the Tibetan New Year, Hopkinson was invited to lunch at the Tibetan Trade Agent's residence in Pipitang, along with Rai Sahib Tsering Wangdi, who was Head Tibetan Clerk and Gyantse. A band played and Hopkinson took their photograph

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 - The negative has been cut very crudely down both the left and right hand edges [MS 29/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '25 - Depon's band' [MS 21/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: Hopkinson writes an extensive description of this occasion in his journal. See A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing March 1st 1927, pages 12-14 [MS 29/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The Tibetan Trade Agent's band, Pipitang" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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