Tromowa people in Rinchengong

Tromowa people in Rinchengong

BMH.B.58.1 (Film negative)

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Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

April 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Rinchengong

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 116

A group of people Hopkinson describes as 'Tromowa' in Rinchengong, the last Tibetan village before crossing the Jelep La into Bhutan. People in this area were well known for having a distinctive dialect. This photograph may have been taken in April 1927 when Hopkinson was on his way back from Gyantse and Yatung to take a Tibetan exam in Darjeeling. A large wooden structure with a raised veranda can be seen in the background

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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']: '58 - Tromowas at Rinchengong' [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 April 21st 1927, Camp Champithang, page 2-5 [MS 30/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tromowa people in Rinchengong" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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