Making prayer flags for sale

Making prayer flags for sale

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 3rd 1936


Lhasa > Barkhor

Accession number


A man in Lhasa market writing out prayer flags for sale

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

CS.28 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others on page 37 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 25/08/2006]

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]: 'Man writing book in ‘bookshop’ '; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 4: ‘11/3 - In Lhasa bazaar, writing prayer flags for sale’ [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CS' comprise a group of negatives containing images of patients at Dr Morgan’s Mission hospital, Mir Khan [Mission cook], curio sellers, bookshops, street scenes, the Jokhang, willow trees and Chapman. They all seem to have been taken on September 3rd 1936 [MS 18/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Making prayer flags for sale" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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