A man carrying an open weave basket

A man carrying an open weave basket

BMH.C.89.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

July 1927?


Gyantse Region >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 109

A man carrying an open weave, conical-shaped basket, probably taken between Gyantse and Khangmar in July 1927. Mrs Hopkinson suggests [see notes] that the man is carrying wood, but A. J. Hopkinson comments in his negative album that the man is carrying a baby in the basket

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 - The negative has been cut very crudely down the right hand side [MS 13/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet C']: 'Beggar with baby in basket' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Coolie on the way carrying wood in basket' [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 man carrying an open weave basket" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.C.89.1.html>.

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