BMH.D.9.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
March 31st 1927
Chumbi Valley Region > Phari plain
85 x 105
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - The negative has been cut very crudely down the right hand side [MS 14/07/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Tsogos on TUNA PLAIN' [MS 28/04/2006]
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]
Other Information - Setting: Hopkinson commented in his journal for this day on the demeanour of the Tsogo traders depicted in this image: “They were very jungly and didn’t want to be photographed, when they stopped at the Tibetan house, to get a drink of chang, as they said it would shorten their lives to be photoed on a sunny day like that” [ibid., p.5] [MS 14/07/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tsogo traders on Phari plain" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.D.9.1.html>.
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