Archers competing outside Lhalu

Archers competing outside Lhalu

1998.131.569 (Contact Print)

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Photographer's handlist

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

February 15th 1937?


Lhasa > Lhalu House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90

Archers practising their skills outside Lhalu Mansion. A group of children and other onlookers can be seen watching the competition

Further Information



Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Mrs Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

D.10 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - This contact print has been developed using Velox paper and the trade name in an oval can be seen on the back of the print. The batch development number '631' has been printed on the back of the print in red ink. The number '2' in a circle has been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 02/04/2006]

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]: '1/2 Archers at Lalu [Lhalu] 1 [?]' [MS 02/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: It has been possible to identify this image as 'D.10' in Chapman's handlist by cross-referencing it with 1998.131.568.2, which is identified as 'D.11'. Images prefixed with 'D' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Potala and dancers at the Potala, Norbu Lingka animals, dance at Nechung. They all seem to have been taken just prior to the Missions departure in February 1937. [MS 02/04/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: The Mission visited Lhalu Mansion on February 15th 1937 to have a farewell dinner with Ringang. This event was probably taking place in the environs of the Mansion on the occasion of that visit [MS 02/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Archers competing outside Lhalu" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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