Guests for Christmas lunch 1927

Guests for Christmas lunch 1927

BMH.E.66.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 25th 1927

Named Person

Khenchung, Tsering Wangdi


Gyantse > Fort

Accession number


Image Dimensions

113 x 85

The 21 guests whom A. J. Hopkinson hosted for Christmas lunch in 1927. The Khenchung stands on the middle of the stairs in an elaborate brocade garment. Rai Sahib Wangdi is seated on the lowest step, next to Henry Martin, wearing the insignia of 'Rai Sahib', a title he had just been awarded. A small dog walks in front of the group. Two small cannons are at the base of the stairs

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 66' has been written on the bottom 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']: 'Lunch Party' [MS 04/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '66 and 67 - Christmas celebrations of the staff and local Tibetan officials' [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. "Guests for Christmas lunch 1927" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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