About this object

A leather bound photo album, embossed in gold lettering on the front, 'Sikkim 2'. Content as follows:
1. The Residency Gangtok
2. Lachen river near Tangu
3. Lang-nak pass from Cha bruk
4. Mt Lung-ma kang, Langpo valley
5. Mountains near Dre-shong, Lang-po valley
6. Mt Dza-nak kang-ri, part of eastern face
7. Mt Dza-nak kang-ri, part of eastern face
8. Head of Dza-nak valley
9. Mt Dza-nak kang-ri, part of western face
10. Mt Dza-nak kang-ri, part of western face
11. Moving camp from Dza-nak
12. Chö-ten-nyi-ma pass in a snowstorm
13. "Wolf's lair Mountain" (Chang tsang kang-ri)
14. "Wolf's lair Mountain"
15. Mts Jon-song and Dza-nak at head of Lang-po valley
16. Mt Jon-song on right, Mt Tong-be on left, Jon-song pass between
17. Ice hills at head of Lang-po valley, looking up valley
18. Ice hills at head of Lang-po valley, looking down valley
19. Sandak phu - sea of clouds / Kinchinjunga from the Penlong La
20. Kabru and Janu / Simiolchu
21. The Residency Gangtok / Self and Arthur with two Lhasa terriers outside the Residency, Gangtok / Self with Arthur in office verandah at the Residency, Gangtok
22. Gangtok - Maharaja's palace in left background / Gangtok - the Residency grounds
23. Sikkim reception tent at Delhi Durbar, 1911 / Bhutan and Sikkim Maharajas at Delhi Durbar, 1911
24. Maharaj of Sikkim, myself and Dowager Maharani with group at installation of H H the Maharaja on 19th February 1915
25. Monastic band in Sikkim / Nepalese village school in Duga / My Nepalese band at Temi / Bridge in Sikkim
26. Cane bridge over Teesta river / Camping above the Teesta between Temi and Dikchu

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date made
    About 1917
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Ink; 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
  • Date collected
    1908 - 1915
  • Measurements
    280 mm x 375 mm x 45 mm; 11 in x 14 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: The title of the album, 'Sikkim 2' is slightly misleading. While there are many views of Sikkim and Sikkim related events, we also have important images from the Delhi Durbar in 1911. The photograph sizes suggest a variety of photographers and cameras were used in bringing the album together.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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