Village in Chumbi Valley near Sikkim border

Village in Chumbi Valley near Sikkim border

BMH.B.3.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

February 8th 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Pema

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 109

Although Hopkinson states that this image is of Rinchengong, the last village in Tibet before entering Bhutan, it might also be Pema, a village in the Chumbi Valley on the same route as this is stated on the back of the print [see Notes]. Whitewashed houses with the distinctive pitch-roofs found in the Chumbi Valley region can be seen next to a river with a wooden bridge across. Prayer pole in centre foreground. This photograph was probably taken in February 1927 when Hopkinson was travelling to Gangtok

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 - 'B-3' has been written on the left side of the negative 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. A caption has been written on the back in pencil: "H6 - Pema Village - a typical village in the Chumbi Valley". [MS 29/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '3 - Rinchengong' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Village in Chumbi Valley near Sikkim border" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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