BMH.C.70.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
June 21st 1927
Gyantse > Paper Factory
85 x 118
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet C']: 'Views in lower Sikkim' [Note: there is some confusion with the negative album for this image, which was in fact taken in Gyantse [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Darjeeling [ sic ] a criminal in foreground, with jives on ankles. They fed themselves on charity .. he had to go back to certain lodgings in the evening. he could have been anything from a thief to somebody who had killed someone in a fight, but most likely a thief' [MS 03/07/2006]
Other Information - Dates: For dating of image and further description, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing June 26th 1927, Gyantse, pages 1-3 [MS 01/07/2006]
Other Information - Setting: Comment in Hopkinson's journal for this day: “The crowd at the Arrow Shooting was awfully interesting and I took heaps of photos” [ibid., p.3] [MS 03/07/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Prize winners at Gyantse Gun and Arrow competition" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.C.70.1.html>.
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