BMH.D.17.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 105

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.

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-17' has been written across the top of the negative in black ink [MS 15/07/2006]

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The print was made using Velox paper. 'Phari', 'A. J. Hopkinson' and 'D.17' have all been written on the back of the print in pencil [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. "Phari" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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