TIBET and SIKKIM An album of 100 views and portraits, thought to have been compiled by an officer of the 120th Rajputana, and with a further 15 loose Tibtan or Sikkim images from the same camera [c.1905-1910]
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TIBET and SIKKIM An album of 100 views and portraits, thought to have been compiled by an officer of the 120th Rajputana, and with a further 15 loose Tibtan or Sikkim images from the same camera [c.1905-1910]
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TIBET and SIKKIM
An album of 100 views and portraits, thought to have been compiled by an officer of the 120th Rajputana, gelatin silver prints, window mounted two per page and back to back, many captioned in pencil on the mounts and verso, images 90 x 150mm.), black morocco, rubbed, spine defective, 4to (255 x 200mm.); together with 15 related loose photographs, [c.1905-1910]

Footnotes

  • An interesting album taken by an officer of a detachment of the 120th Rajputana, recording the journey from Sikkim to Gyantse and Tibetan life and customs there. Comprising: views of, and from, the Jelep La pass; Nathu La, views of the 120th Rajputana tabbing through snow with mules; barracks in the Chumbi valley; Dhota waterfall, view of Phari Jong; Rham Tso lake; Kala Tso lake; Kang Ma [former] battleground; "First view of Gyantse;" Gyantse Jong the tents and parade ground in the foreground; Lhasa road from the Jong: "Back view of Jong;" Gyantse town; "Old Post Officers houses;" 120th Detachment; Tibetans on horseback; Tibetans playing polo; local "types", including women in the traditional costumes of Lhasa and Gyantse; Tibetan nuns; a Tibetan soldier; Chinese Officials; a British Officer administering a vaccination to a child; views of "Devil Dancing;" a portrait of "Capt. Creagh, 120th Rajputana Infy + Goa Gazelle;" a portrait of a Lama (signed in ink on recto), who was formerly an Imperial Guard in Peking, and a Darjeeling abbot.
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