Phari Dzong from Government Rest House

Phari Dzong from Government Rest House

BMH.B.29.1 (Film negative)

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Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 6th - 8th 1927


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari > Dzong

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Image Dimensions

85 x 109

On March 6th 1927 A. J. Hopkinson left Yatung to travel to Gyantse via Gautsa and Phari. This image was taken en route. Mountains can be seen in the distance and Phari Dzong can be seen in the centre of the image. The photograph was taken from the Government Rest Hous. Hopkinson stayed in Phari for two nights at the Government Rest House. He travelled to Phari to collect the cars that the Political Officer, Colonel Bailey, had ordered should be put in place to travel to Gyantse. During his time in Phari on this occasion, Hopkinson was visited by the two local officials, the East and West Dzongpon, and he took them each for a five minute ride in the car [see Notes]

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Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

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Other Information

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: "PHARI JONG from Govt. Rest House". The number 15 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']: '29 - Mts [Mountains] near Phari' [MS 22/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing March 8th 1927, Camp Dochen, pages 1-2 [MS 29/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Phari Dzong from Government Rest House" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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