Yaks in street in outer Lhasa

Yaks in street in outer Lhasa

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Hugh Richardson?


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

February 1937?


Lhasa Area

Accession number


Row of domestic buildings in outskirts of Lhasa with yak caravan in foreground.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

Previous Catologue Number

5.1 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Lhasa City - Muru' has been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 18/08/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others on page 15 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 18/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Yaks in city before street'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘41/4 - Yaks and Dzzos (half-bred yaks) at outskirts of Lhasa city’ [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with '5.' comprise a group of negatives mainly containing images of Kyipup and family and Surkang and family. Images of Surkhang Se in the group have been identified as having probably been taken by Hugh Richardson [see 1998.131.494.1 in Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at PRM] [MS 14/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yaks in street in outer Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.>.

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