About this object

Large leather bound album owned by Bell, but containing images by John Claude White. Contents as follows:
1. Rani of Sikkim
2. Gangtok Residency
3. Lacheen
4. Group of Llamas
5. Valley from Talung Monastery
6. Gorge with cascade, below Talung
7. The Tizing Babza waterfall
8. Lama Anden or Shechutung [writing unclear]
9. Zemu river, with ice bridge
10. Ice cave, end of glacier
11. Kangchenjunga from 17,500 ft
12. Seinou [writing unclear] 22,300 ft
13. Peak to north of Kangchenjunga 21,500 ft
14. View from Tungua la, looking east
15. Chalomo lake from Donkra [writing unclear]
16. Siniolahu [writing unclear]
17. Lachung
18. View from Leolu [writing unclear] lake
19. Looking up Lacheen valley
20. Teesta River, near Rungpo
21. Teesta River, near Rungpo
22. Kinchunghau from Giagong
23. Chomiomo [writing unclear] from Gyankko [writing unclear]
24. Glacier, source of the Teesta, north of Pouhuri
25. The Naku Lake
26. Glacier, head of the Langpo valley
27. Glacier, head of the Langpo valley
28. Sikkim yak herds
29. Siniolahu
30. Phadong llamas
31. Procession in Phadong monastery
32. Tee fall in valley to right of Kangchen [writing unclear]
33. Pomdun from Guneha La [writing unclear]
34. Kangchenjunga Guneha La [writing unclear]
35. [writing unclear] north to Gangtok
36. Phadong monastery , Tunglong
37. Cane Bridge
38. Cane Bridge
39. Group of yaks
40. Tibetan prisoners salaaming
41. No information.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Photography
  • Culture
    Sikkimese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date made
    1908 before
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Paper Cardboard; Paper Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date collected
    1908 after
  • Measurements
    310 mm x 430 mm x 400 mm; 12 3/16 in x 16 15/16 in x 15 3/4 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Bell owned several albums and photographs that had been taken by other colonial officers working in the Himalaya. A substantial number came from John Claude White, who had been Political Officer Sikkim prior to Bell. White, as can be seen from the album, was a skilled photographer.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector); John Claude White (photographer)

Where is this object from?

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