View from Dochen with car

View from Dochen with car

BMH.B.36A.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 9th 1927


Khangmar Region > Dochen

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 107

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. This image was taken when Hopkinson was en route with the car to Gyantse. Unfortunately, shortly after leaving Dochen the car got a puncture

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '36 - Ditto [View at Dochen] - 4 negs' [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 13th 1927, Gyantse, page 1 [MS 29/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View from Dochen with car" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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