John Claude White Photograph of Kangmar Valley
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Collection ID:
White, J. Claude (John Claude), b. 1853
Physical Description:
1 Print
image 15 x 20 cm., mounted 40 x 51 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two items: 1. Carbon print by John Claude White, depicting a panoramic view of a mountain valley and village in Kangmar, Tibet, circa 1904.

Oversized file folder in one flat box.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Claude White (1853-1918) was an amateur British photographer who spent his entire professional life working for the British Raj. From 1883 to 1908, White was stationed in Kathmandu and Sikkim, and his famous images of the Himalayas were taken during this period. He accompanied Francis Younghusband on the British expedition to Tibet in 1903-1904 and made a number of landscape photographs during the campaign, including the image in this collection.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A1998.05


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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Purchase, 1998.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Kangmar Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tibet (China) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013