Paying 'coolies' on march

Paying 'coolies' on march

BMH.D.5.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March - July 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari > Dak Bungalow

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Image Dimensions

85 x 108

This image seems to have been taken inside a dak bungalow, possibly that at Phari. One of A. J. Hopkinson's clerks can be seen on the left distributing payments to a group of men who have been assisting the march between Gyantse and Yatung. They are standing inside the courtyard of the dak bungalow and other people can be seen outside through the gateway

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Paying 'coolies' on march" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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