Man with prong gun

Man with prong gun

BMH.D.1.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 29th 1927


Khangmar Region

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 108

In his journal for March 29th 1927, while en route from Khangmar to Kala via Samada, A. J. Hopkinson commented that he encountered a gentleman carrying an old prong gun and a Tibetan sword. This image is of that man, seen here with the prong gun strapped over his back. Horses are seen in the background, with the sword in its sheath attached to the horse's saddle

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 left and right edges [MS 14/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Man with prong gun' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: 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 March 30th 1927, Camp Tuna, page 4 [MS 14/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Man with prong gun" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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