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    Richard Kenneth Saker Photographs of Tibet, 1942-1943
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    Saker, Richard Kenneth 1908-1979
    Richard Kenneth Saker Photographs of Tibet, 1942-1943
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    Richard Kenneth Saker Film Collection, 1942-1943
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    261 negatives b&w
    395 prints b&w and hand colored
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    Photographs of Gyantse, Tibet and New Year festivities (Losar) in Lhasa, Tibet. Photographed is a procession through the streets of monks in elaborate dress and monks in robes with headgear. Chaam dancers are also photographed in courtyard. Other images include a 1943 trek into Western Tibet including scenery and peoples encountered such as nomadic groups and Indian traders. Collection contains some miscellaneous footage of Richard Kenneth Saker and his wife. Saker was the British Trade Agent posted to Gyantse, Tibet from 1941-1943.
    General Note: 
    Supplementary materials: motion picture film and chapters from his unpublished memoir relating his tour of duty in Tibet.
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    Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
    Local Number: 
    HSFA 2008.16.1
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