Mail arriving at Gyantse Dak Bungalow

Mail arriving at Gyantse Dak Bungalow

BMH.D.81.1 (Film negative)

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Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse > Dak Bungalow

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Image Dimensions

85 x 108

A mail horse arriving at Gyantse Dak Bungalow. The Political Officer F. M. Bailey wanted to speed up communications between Sikkim and Gyantse and tried to institute a motorised mail service, which Hopkinson was given responsibility for overseeing. However, it did not succeed and the horse service remained a principal mode of transporting correspondence between Gangtok and the various Trade Agencies in Tibet. In this photograph the mail bags can be seen strapped to the saddles of two ponies entering Gyantse dak bungalow compound

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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. "Mail arriving at Gyantse Dak Bungalow" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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