River in Tangka La

River in Tangka La

BMH.D.96.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

September 15th 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Tangka La

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 118

A view of a white water river close to the Tangka La pass between the Chumbi Valley and Sikkim

Further Information

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']: 'Views in Tangka la valley' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This image may have been taken on or around September 15th 1927. At that time A. J. Hopkinson travelled via Tangka La from Yatung to Gangtok to take leave. This was an unusual route as typically officials would travel to Gangtok via the Natu La, south of Yatung. 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 September 15th 1927, Camp Tangka La, page 1 [MS 29/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "River in Tangka La" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.D.96.1.html>.

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