Sonam Mingin, orderly at Gyantse Fort

Sonam Mingin, orderly at Gyantse Fort

BMH.F.61.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928

Named Person

Sonam Mingin


Gyantse > Fort

Accession number


Image Dimensions

109 x 85

Out of focus informal portrait of Sonam Mingin, an orderly at Gyantse Fort

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 - 'F-61' has been written on the top edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 11/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet F']: 'Sonam Mingin' [MS 05/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '61 - Sonam Mingin, one of the servants in the Fort' [MS 11/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Sonam Mingin, orderly at Gyantse Fort" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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