Trade Agent's house at Yatung

Trade Agent's house at Yatung

BMH.D.92.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

July - September 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung > British Trade Agent's House

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Image Dimensions

85 x 110

A view of the British Trade Agent's house in Yatung with the gardens in full bloom. A servant to the Agency can be seen standing in front of the building

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Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Agency Ho. [House] Yatung' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: A. J. Hopkinson seems to have preferred living in Yatung to Gyantse because he found the accommodation and the gardens much more pleasant in Yatung [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing March 1st 1927, pages 2-3] [MS 29/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Hopkinson returned to Yatung from Gyantse in July 1927 and remained until September. This image has clearly been taken consecutively with those at Samada dated July 19th 1927 because the cut edges of the negative frames, which are quite irregular, match perfectly. Thus this photograph was taken shortly upon arrival back in Yatung at this time [MS 29/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Trade Agent's house at Yatung" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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