Distributing sweets to Tibetan children at Christmas

Distributing sweets to Tibetan children at Christmas

BMH.E.57.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 25th 1927?

Named Person

Captain Dean


Gyantse > Fort

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 106

Trade Agency staff distribute sweets to Tibetan children on or around Christmas Day 1927. Staff members sit on the balcony above, while Lt Dean can be seen with his camera over his shoulder walking around the back of the group past the balcony steps

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Other Information

In Negative - 'E 57' has been written on the lower right edge of the negative in black ink [MS 31/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet E']: 'Xmas Day 1927 - sweets distributed to children' [MS 04/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '57, 58 and 59 - distribution of sweets to local children at Christmas, with Europeans above, Tibetans below' [MS 29/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

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 December 24th 1927, Gyantse, pages 4-7 [MS 31/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Distributing sweets to Tibetan children at Christmas" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.E.57.1.html>.

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