Travellers in Chumbi valley

Travellers in Chumbi valley

BMH.B.6.1 (Film negative)

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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 monk and two lay people, one a very young boy, carrying loads whilst travelling through the Chumbi Valley, taken whilst A. J . Hopkinson was en route from Yatung to Gangtok in February 1927. The men carry long sticks to aid their journey

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

In Negative - 'B-6' has been written on the right side of the negative in 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: "1 monk and 2 laymen near Champithang Febry 8th 1927". The number 12 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']: '6 - Travellers' [MS 21/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Travellers in Chumbi valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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