Chumbi Valley near Yatung

Chumbi Valley near Yatung

BMH.B.5.1 (Contact Print)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

February 8th 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Champithang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 114

A view towards Rinchengong from near Champithang, taken whilst A. J . Hopkinson was en route from Yatung to Gangtok in February 1927. Trees frame the image on the left, right and lower sides of the frame, with mountains in the distance and rain clouds in the centre right

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


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

Previous Catologue Number


Other Information

In Negative - 'B-5' 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. 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: "[??] from Champithang towards Rinchengong Febry 8th 1927. Clouds rolling up". The number 10 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']: '5 - Above Yatung' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chumbi Valley near Yatung" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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