Ruins in Tsangpo valley

Ruins in Tsangpo valley

1998.131.709 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo



Tsangpo Valley Region >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

80 x 110 mm

View over Kyichu valley from ruined dzong. Cultivated fields in foreground below ruins and many animals grazing in fields with their herders. Higher mountains in distance with clouds touching peaks. Stonework of dzong clearly visible

Further Information

Photographic Process

Film negative

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

C.11.9 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

In Negative - A piece of the negative has been torn off on the right hand side. This seems to occur with this particular film negative type in Chapman's Collection [MS 14/1/2005]

Technical Information - This image was probably taken with a quarter plate Zeiss Nixe film or film pack camera as the negative is quarter-plate sized. See Chapman
Lhasa The Holy City, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, p.146 for a description of the still and cine cameras that Chapman used as Mission photographer [MS 25/2/2005]

Other Information - This image is closely related to 1998.131.183. Both images are taken from inside the ruins although at slightly different vantage points [MS 14/1/2005]

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]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Ruins in Tsangpo valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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