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[Photo.86/2] Photos from Sikkim and Tibet, 1938-39


81 loose black and white photographs taken by Lieut.-Col. Fleming Mackenzie while serving in Tibet in 1938-1939. The Fleming MacKenzie Collection was donated in 2022 by his daughter, Mrs Ann O’Neill.

[Photo.85/(004] Arab railway policeman, 1924

A photograph of an Arab railway policeman taken by Fleming MacKenzie in 1924. Part of a series of 10 black…


[Photo.86/2 (024)] A wintry day on the Tang-Tun-Sum, 15,000ft, 1937

A photograph of Tang-Tun-Sum (15,000ft), taken in 1937. Part of a collection of 81 loose black and white photographs taken…


[Photo.86/2(001)] Group photo in Yatung

Group photo of six people including Subedar Warryam Singh of the 1st Battalion, 15th Punjab Regiment, and A. Coy. Taken…


[Photo.86/2(002)] Bertie Warren’s grave at Yatung, 1939

A photograph of Bertie Warren’s grave at Yatung in 1939. Part of a collection of 81 loose black and white…


[Photo.86/2(003)] Barley drying on racks near Yatung, 1938

Barley drying on racks near Yatung in 1938.   Part of a collection of 81 loose black and white photographs…


[Photo.86/2(004)] Fleming Mackenzie and a Sikh orderly

A photograph of Fleming Mackenzie and a Sikh orderly at the top of the Tang La, watershed of the Greater…


[Photo.86/2(005)] Tibetan yak on the Phari plain at 14,000 feet

A photograph of a Tibetan yak taken on the Phari plain at 14,000 feet.   Part of a collection of…


[Photo.86/2(006)] Phari Dzong with snow on the mountains behind, 14,000ft, October 1938

A photograph of Phari Dzong with snow on the mountains behind, taken at 14,000ft in October 1938. Part of a…


[Photo.86/2(007)] Village women of Phari Dzong showing the married woman’s apron and fur lined hat (Puksha)

A photograph of two village women of Phari Dzong showing the married woman’s apron and fur lined hat (Puksha). Part…


[Photo.86/2(008) A masked dancer at Gyantse, February 1939

A photograph of a masked dancer at Gyantse taken in February 1939.  Part of a collection of 81 loose black…


[Photo.86/2(009)] The master of ceremonies who controlled the monastic dance, Gyantse

A photograph of the master of ceremonies who controlled the monastic dance, Gyantse. Part of a collection of 81 loose…


[Photo.86/2(010)] The master of ceremonies of the monastic dance at the monastery, Gyantse, 1939

A photograph of the master of ceremonies of the monastic dance at the monastery in Gyantse, taken in 1939. Part…


[Photo.86/2(011)] Tensing, a Sikkimese Agency Clerk and Interpreter at Gyantse

A photograph of Tensing, a Sikkimese Agency Clerk and Interpreter at Gyantse. Part of a collection of 81 loose black…


[Photo.86/2(012)] The Fortress at Gyantse, 14,000ft

A photograph of the Fortress at Gyantse, 14,000ft.  Part of a collection of 81 loose black and white photographs taken…


[Photo.86/2(013)] Fleming Mackenzie with his horses Sassa and Lindy showing the saddlecloth Mackenzie designed for polo, January 1939

A photograph of Fleming Mackenzie with his horses Sassa and Lindy showing the saddlecloth Mackenzie designed for polo, January 1939….


[Photo.86/2(014)] A black hat dancer at Gyantse, February 1939

A photograph of a black hat dancer at Gyantse taken in February 1939.  Part of a collection of 81 loose…


[Photo.86/2(015)] Phukong and Lacham Kusho, Duke and Duchess of Lhasa, 1939

A photograph of Phukong and Lacham Kusho, Duke and Duchess of Lhasa taken in 1939.  Part of a collection of…


[Photo.86/2(016)] The Dzong, Gyantse, 1938 or 1939

A photograph of the Dzong, Gyantse, 1938 or 1939. Part of a collection of 81 loose black and white photographs…


[Photo.86/2(017)] Men with their coracles on the Ralung Chu river, Gyantse, January 1939

A photograph of men with their coracles on the Ralung Chu river, Gyantse, in January 1939. Part of a collection…


[Photo.86/2(018)] Crossing the Tsang-Po (Bramaputra) by coracle en route to Lhasa from Gyantse, 1938

Crossing the Tsang-Po (Bramaputra) by coracle en route to Lhasa from Gyantse, 1938. Part of a collection of 81 loose…


[Photo.86/2(019)] Fleming Mackenzie with his horse Sassa preparing for a game of polo, Gyantse, December 1938

A photograph of Fleming Mackenzie with his horse Sassa preparing for a game of polo, Gyantse, December 1938. Part of…


[Photo.86/2(020)] The Ralung Chu river in flood, with the bridge broken, Gyantse

A photograph of the Ralung Chu river in flood, with the bridge broken, Gyantse. In 1950 both bridges were swept…


[Photo.86/2(021)] ‘Tom Tit’, a Tibetan mastiff, aged 13, the watchdog at the barracks in Gyantse, 1938

A photograph of ‘Tom Tit’, a Tibetan mastiff, aged 13, the watchdog at the barracks in Gyantse, 1938. Part of…


[Photo.86/2(022)] ’Tom Tit’, guardian of the Trade Agency, Gyantse, 1939

A photograph of ’Tom Tit’, a Tibetan mastiff and a watchdog of the Trade Agency, taken in Gyantse, 1939. Part…


[Photo.86/2(023)] Karpo-Nang, Sikkim, 1937

A photograph of Karpo-Nang, Sikkim, 1937. Part of a collection of 81 loose black and white photographs taken by Fleming…


[Photo.86/2(025)] Professor Guiseppe Tucci, his wife, and the Italian Secretary, Gyantse 1939 

A photograph of Professor Guiseppe Tucci, Scholar of East Asian studies specializing in Tibetan culture and the history of Buddhism,…


[Photo.86/2(026)] Nojin (23,794 ft) from across the Yamdok en route from Gyantse to Lhasa, 1938

A photograph of Nojin (23,794 ft) from across the Yamdok en route from Gyantse to Lhasa, 1938. Part of a…


[Photo.86/2(027)] Lobsang (Mackenzie’s bearer) with his wife and son, 1939

A photograph of Lobsang (Mackenzie’s bearer) with his wife and son taken in 1939. Part of a collection of 81…


[Photo.86/2(028)] Roadside Buddha carving in Red Idol Gorge (14,000ft), 1939

A photograph of a roadside Buddha carving in Red Idol Gorge (14,000ft), 1939. Part of a collection of 81 loose…


[Photo.86/2(029)] ‘Prostrating hireling’ on the Holy Walk, Lhasa

A photograph of one Mackenzie’s hired hands prostrating on the Holy Walk, Lhasa. Part of a collection of 81 loose…


[Photo.86/2(030)] ‘The Cave of delicious misery’ showing the leather covered hand, Nyen-de-kyi-buk

A photograph of ‘The Cave of delicious misery’ showing the leather covered hand, Nyen-de-kyi-buk. Part of a collection of 81…


[Photo.86/2(031)] The Bahm-So lakes by Tuna Plain (14,400ft), home of migrating wild fowl in spring and autumn, 1939

A photograph of the Bahm-So lakes by Tuna Plain (14,400ft), home of migrating wild fowl in spring and autumn, 1939….


[Photo.86/2(032)] Chok Puri (College of Medicine) underneath the Holy Walk, Lhasa, 1939

A photograph of Chok Puri (College of Medicine) underneath the Holy Walk, Lhasa, 1939. Part of a collection of 81…


[Photo.86/2(033)] 1001 Buddhas on the Holy Walk Wall, Lhasa, 1939

A photograph a carving of 1001 Buddhas on the Holy Walk Wall, Lhasa, 1939. Part of a collection of 81…


[Photo.86/2(034)] Reflection in the Bham-Tso lake of Chomolhari (24,000ft), on the way to Lhasa

A photograph showing Chomolhari (24,000ft) and its reflection in the Bham-Tso lake on the way to Lhasa. Part of a…


[Photo.86/2(035)] First glimpse of Lhasa arriving from the Tsang-Po, 1939

A photograph of the first glimpse of Lhasa when arriving from the Tsang-Po in 1939. Part of a collection of…


[Photo.86/2(036)] Wandering dancers giving a show at Lhasa, January 1939

A photograph of wandering dancers prforming at Lhasa in January 1939. Part of a collection of 81 loose black and…


[Photo.86/2(037)] Tibetan visitor to Lhasa, 1939

A photograph of Tibetan visitor to Lhasa in 1939. His rifle has a tuft of red wool in the barrel…


[Photo.86/2(038)] The Potala Palace, Lhasa, home of the Dalai Lama

A photograph of The Potala Palace, home of the Dalai Lama, Lhasa.  Part of a collection of 81 loose black…


[Photo.86/2(039)] Late Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Norbhu Linga, Lhasa, 1939

A photograph of late Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Norbhu Linga in  Lhasa in1939. Part of a collection of 81 loose black…