A. J. Hopkinson
Date of Photo
1926 - 1927
Chumbi Valley Region > Natu La
85 x 109
A group of porters and other assistants to the British Trade Agency
in Tibet take lunch after attempting to create a car route in the snow along the Natu La for two Dodge cars (out of view; see BMH.E.31-32). Colonel F. M. Bailey, the Political Officer of Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet, wanted to introduce cars to the region to speed up communications between Gangtok and Gyantse
. The project was bedevilled with problems and over the course of the year 1926-27 proved to be unfeasible, the cars being withdrawn late in 1927
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album.
"Having lunch in Natu La"
05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum.
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