A group near Saugang

A group near Saugang

BMH.C.88.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

July 17th 1927?


Gyantse Region > Saugang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 109

A group of Tibetan people, men, women and children, having their photographs taken near Saugang, just outside Gyantse on the route taken by Hopkinson to Yatung. The group is laughing. The woman on the extreme left and the person third from the left are both holding balls of wool

Further Information

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 C']: 'Group at Saugong' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Group of villagers. Two are holding wool, one white and one brown. They spun a much coarser wool. My husband noted one of the shepherds he met on the way between Shigatse and Gyantse was stitching into the sole of a shoe with a very coarse twist of wool' [MS 13/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Hopkinson left Gyantse on July 17th 1927 to travel back to Yatung. The photographs in this negative album wallet seem on the whole to have been taken chronologically between March and July 1927, suggesting that this photograph was taken en route to Yatung, on the first stage of the journey to Khangmar. 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 July 19th 1927, Camp Samada, page 1 [MS 13/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "A group near Saugang" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.C.88.1.html>.

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