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Archives Photo of the Week: Bhutia Girl

By: Eric Schnittke

“No. 53 Bhutia Girl” Tibet.
Penn Museum Image #151008

This week’s photo features an image collected by William Furness, III., Alfred C. Harrison, Jr., and Hiram M. Hiller. Between 1895 and 1901, the three men traveled across Oceania and Asia, collecting substantial amounts of ethnological, archaeological, and skeletal materials. Included in their collecting were many photographic materials, including this week’s photo of the week. This photograph shows a girl from the Bhutia people, a people of Tibetan ancestry. The image is attributed to Th. Paar, a photographer based in Darjeeling, India.

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