TIBET An album of views in Tibet, presumed to have been compiled by a member of the Field Telegraph, erected to connect Chumbi with Gyantse, during Younghusband's Mission to Tibet, 1904
Lot 353
TIBET An album of views in Tibet, presumed to have been compiled by a member of the Field Telegraph, erected to connect Chumbi with Gyantse, during Younghusband's Mission to Tibet, 1904
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,876) inc. premium
Lot Details
TIBET
An album of 48 views in Tibet, presumed to have been compiled by a member of the Field Telegraph, erected to connect Chumbi with Gyantse, during Younghusband's Mission to Tibet, 1904, gelatin silver prints, window mounted one per page and back to back, captioned in pencil on the mounts, several captioned in pencil on verso, images all 80 x 100mm., ink manuscript caption on inside paste-down, "Snapshots taken during the Tibet Expedition 1904", cloth, small oblong folio (120 x 175mm.), 1904

Footnotes

  • Comprising: "Phari Village;" "Chumbi Post;" "Gyantse Jong (Fort);" "Tibetan Women;" "Street Scene;" "Field Telegraph Office Phari (Tibet);" "Tibetan Urchins;" "Teesta Bridge (Sikkim);" "Tibetans holiday making;" "Tent of Tashi Lama (Tibet) (Leopard skin);" "Commissariat godown Chumbi;" two men, presumed to be NCOs with the Field Telegraph at the "Ruins of Phari Jong;" "Group of Tibetan woman & children;" "Political Officer's House;" "Field Telegraph at work;" "Field Telegraph Office;" "Tibetans getting water from springs," and "Graves of Officers who fell during the Tibet Expedition. 1904" that of Francis Henry Nichols, author of Through hidden Shensi, 1902.
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