Capt Dean and two Palkhor Chode officials

Capt Dean and two Palkhor Chode officials

BMH.D.50.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

June 30th 1927?

Named Person

Captain Dean, Palkhor Chode officials


Gyantse > Dak Bungalow

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 115

Capt W. E. Dean, who was in charge of the Sikh troops in Gyantse from 1927, and two officials of Palkhor Chode monastery in Gyantse

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-50' has been written down the right edge of the negative in black ink [MS 17/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Dean and 2 Palhkor Choide officials' [MS 17/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Hopkinson regularly received visitors at the dak bungalow in Gyantse and this photograph may, therefore, have been taken on any day. However, the general sequence of images in Hopkinson's Negative Album 'D' relate to mid-1927. Although his negatives do not follow a rigid chronological sequence, they do seem to relate to common periods of time, the images for which are then rearranged to some extent within the album. In his journal letter for June 30th 1927, Hopkinson referred to being visited by "two stewards, or Todamba , of the ‘Big Monastery’ " [Palkhor Chode] and this date is therefore suggested as the date upon which this image may have been taken. See A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing July 1st 1927, Gyantse, page 1 [MS 17/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Capt Dean and two Palkhor Chode officials" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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