Onlookers watching the Agency car at Dochen

Onlookers watching the Agency car at Dochen

BMH.B.34.1 (Film negative)

Image for comparison


Raw Image

Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 8th 1927


Khangmar Region > Dochen

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 106

On March 8th 1927 Hopkinson and his aides left Phari by car and travelled to Dochen with much effort [see Notes]. The car had been the idea of the Political Officer Col. F. M. Bailey, who wanted to improve the speed of communications between Gangtok and the various offices of the Trade Agency in Tibet. In this image, the car had recently arrived at Dochen and some of the crowd that had gathering to watch its arrival can be seen regarding its progress out of frame

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

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. An indecipherable caption has been written on the back in pencil, as has the reference 'H12'. The number 'a6' has been written on the front top right corner in pencil and then erased, along with B33. [MS 29/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '34 - Ditto [Car at Do-chen]' [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 2-3 [MS 29/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Onlookers watching the Agency car at Dochen" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

For more information about photographic usage or to order prints, please visit the The British Museum.

© The British Museum