The Agency car with a puncture near Dochen

The Agency car with a puncture near Dochen

BMH.B.37B.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 115

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 the following day. Unfortunately, shortly after leaving Dochen the car got a puncture.

Further Information


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. The reference 'H12' has been written on the back of the print in pencil, as has 'A7' which has then been crossed out. The number 'a9' 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']: '37 - Puncture near Dochen' [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. "The Agency car with a puncture near Dochen" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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