BMR.184.108.40.206 (Album Print black & white)
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Hugh E. Richardson
November 27th 1936?
Lhasa > Shide Drokhang
Print gelatin silver
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson
C.15.2 [view film roll]
F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum
Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others on page 61 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 26/08/2006]
Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Ditto ditto [C.15.1 - Threshing with yaks. Regent’s house behind] but shows prayer flag on pile of barley on rt.'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 4: ‘8/1 - thrashing the barley outside Norbhu Lingka, Lhasa’ [MS 14/08/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.15' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936-37 comprise a group of negatives containing images of threshing barley, Regent’s house, ferry near Dekyi Lingka and panoramic views of environs, mummers, Norbu Lingka, paper chase, tea at football match, Everest permit, Kampa people. This collection of images is headed with the title of ‘Rural Pursuits’ and it seems that Chapman may originally have intended to use this box of negatives whilst seeking out scenes such as threshing barley. However, this objective seems to have passed as the box was used as a wider variety of images than this were taken subsequently. This may also reflect the limitations of access to such scenes in and around the mission compound in the Dekyi Lingka and the constraints upon the photographic agenda of the mission. They seem all to have been taken between November 27th 1936 - January 7th 1937 [MS 14/08/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Threshing barley near Shide Drokhang" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.220.127.116.11.html>.
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