Gould meeting local Tibetan people

Gould meeting local Tibetan people

1998.131.394.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

August 22nd 1936

Named Person

Sir Basil Gould


Tsangpo Valley Region > Chushul

Accession number


Image Dimensions

80 x 110

Group of Tibetans meeting Sir Basil Gould in a lingka or park in Chushul en route to Lhasa. Appliqué tent in background. Local headmen seem to have brought gifts of tsampa or barley, eggs.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Revised Photographer

Not Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

C.11.4 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

In Negative - The number '4' has been printed on the negative on the right hand side [MS 23/03/2006]

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]: 'Presents at Chusul (poor)' [MS 01/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.11' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Chusul, including a panorama [MS 01/04/2006]

Other Information - Cultural Background

Other Information - Cultural Background: From their dress seem to be much more like local headmen than higher officials. All are wearing fedora hats known in Tibetan as gyakar zhamo (Indian hat) [TS 14/2/2005]

Other Information - Entry in Mission Diary for August 22nd 1936: "On the far bank we were entertained by the local headmen to "chang" and Tibetan tea in gaily ornamented tents while the ponies were resaddled" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part III pp. 5-6, written by Neame] [MS 01/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Gould meeting local Tibetan people" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.394.1.html>.

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