Lhasa shopkeeper

Lhasa shopkeeper

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Philip Neame


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 1936



Accession number


A woman with a small child outside a textiles shop in Lhasa

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

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

Previous Catologue Number

[PN] W 12 In publication
'Lhasa Mission 1936, Diary of Events', P. Neame, H. Richardson, F. S. Chapman, Government of India Political Department [Note: photographs for October 18th - November 4th 1936 are not included as their relationship to text is not detailed; see Mission Diary text for details of images] [see photos in publication]
[PN] W 12 [view loan photo]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Lhasa Woman' has been written under this image in pencil [MS 24/08/2006]

Other Information - Album: The image appears with two other portraits of women on page 33 of the Album [MS 24/08/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This was taken during August - September 1936 when Philip Neame was in Lhasa. He was evidently accompanied by Evan Nepean when this photograph was taken as an almost identical image appears in Nepean's collection [see 2001.35.186.1] [MS 24/08/2006]

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

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