Yuthok Sampa

Yuthok Sampa

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

November 13th - 15th 1936?


Lhasa > Yuthok Sampa

Accession number


The Yuthok Sampa or turquoise bridge in Lhasa

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

C.7.2 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Yu-tok (Turquoise Bridge)' has been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 10/06/2006]

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]: 'Turquoise bridge 1/50 f6 x.4'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘36/3 - The Yuto Samba or Turquoise Bridge’ [MS 10/06/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside three others on page 16 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 10/06/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.7.' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Turquoise Bridge, winnowing grain, willows behind the Potala, child asleep in box with teapot, views of Potala and Kundeling. They all seem to have been taken between November 13th - 15th 1936, when harvesting was taking place around Lhasa [MS 16/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yuthok Sampa" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.>.

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