Crowds in Gyantse Bazaar

Crowds in Gyantse Bazaar

BMH.C.78.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928. May - July 1927?


Gyantse > Bazaar

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 112

A group of people in Gyantse bazaar. Traders can be seen lined up against a wall with their goods displayed on cloths on the ground. A number of open weave baskets can be seen, as can a number of large, hooped women's head-dresses. Three men observe the cameraman at a short distance, while a group of men and boys crowd in close to the camera itself. The walls of Gyantse monastery and many of its buildings can be seen in the background. The large wall over which a large tapestry would be displayed is seen on the hillside in the top right corner of the image

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Other Information

In Negative - 'C 78' has been written in blue ink on the right edge of the negative [MS 13/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet C']: 'Gyantse Bazar - people in bazar' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'This comes closer. It's the other end of the Gyantse market - the other end of the long street. The Kigo wall in the background and the precinct wall of the monastery' [MS 13/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Hopkinson visited Gyantse bazaar many times during his time as Trade Agent in 1927-28. However, this group of images seems to be related to others taken during his time in the town during May -July 1927 [MS 13/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Crowds in Gyantse Bazaar" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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