A street in Phari

A street in Phari

BMH.D.14.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 31st 1927


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 108

This photograph was probably taken on March 31st 1927. On this visit to Phari Hopkinson commented on how he found the streets to be dirty and unpleasant. On later visits, however, he commented how beautiful the town could be set in meadows full of wild flowers. The images of Phari taken on this day reflect his earlier view. Here, two monks can be seen walking towards the camera while others observe the photographer

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 - 'D-14' has been written on the left side of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 15/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'PHARI' [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, pages 4-5]. [MS 14/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "A street in Phari" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.D.14.1.html>.

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