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Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim

Created by: PICRYLDated: 1971
Coronation 1965, the King & Queen
Hope Cooke was born in San Francisco, to an Irish-American father, John J. Cooke, a flight instructor, and Hope Noyes, an amateur pilot.
In 1959, Cooke was a freshman majoring in Asian Studies at Sarah Lawrence College and sharing an apartment with actress Jane Alexander. She went on a summer trip to India and met Palden Thondup Namgyal, Crown Prince of Sikkim, in the Hotel in Darjeeling, India. On March 20, 1963, Cooke married to Namgyal, who soon became the last king of Sikkim, in a Buddhist monastery in a ceremony performed by fourteen lamas. Wedding guests included members of Indian royalty, Indian and Sikkimese generals and the U.S. Ambassador to India, John Kenneth Galbraith.
By 1973, both the country and their marriage were crumbling: Sikkim was annexed by India. Five months after the takeover of Sikkim had begun, Cooke returned to the United States.
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Coronation 1965, the King & Queen

Coronation 1965, the King & Queen

Photograph shows the newly-crowned King Palden Thondup Namgyal and Queen Hope Cooke walking in procession, Gangtok, Sikkim. Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim"... more

HM the Gyalmo, HH Prince Palden, HH Princess Hope

HM the Gyalmo, HH Prince Palden, HH Princess Hope

Photograph shows Queen Hope Cooke with her children, Prince Palden and Princess Hope Leezum, Gangtok, Sikkim.

[Lamas playing cymbals during New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Lamas playing cymbals during New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Queen Hope on throne at coronation

Queen Hope on throne at coronation

Title from item. Date from information on related slide: LC-KAN 0124. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13... more

[King Palden Thondup Namgyal accepting scarves, including one scarf from Alice Kandell, at his coronation, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[King Palden Thondup Namgyal accepting scarves, including one scarf fr...

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Coronation 1965, Queen accepts traditional white scarf

Coronation 1965, Queen accepts traditional white scarf

Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/tod... more

[Queen and Prince of Sikkim playing outdoors, Sikkim]

[Queen and Prince of Sikkim playing outdoors, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Queen and son in Palace playground

Queen and son in Palace playground

Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/tod... more

[King and Queen of Sikkim and their daughter Hope Leezum watch birthday celebrations, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[King and Queen of Sikkim and their daughter Hope Leezum watch birthda...

Title devised by Library staff. Date from information for related slide: LC-KAN05-69. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Co... more

Sikkimese princess in ceremonial dress

Sikkimese princess in ceremonial dress

Photograph shows Princess Suang La, half-length portrait, seated facing front, wearing headress and necklace, Sikkim. Title from item. Label in color reference copye slide page: "Coronation, people at the Palac... more

Princess Hope & Queen Hope in the palace, Sikkim

Princess Hope & Queen Hope in the palace, Sikkim

Date from information on related slide: LC-KAN05-0072. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-2, pg. no. 027 ... more

King of Sikkim

King of Sikkim

Photograph shows Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, receiving white scarves as a sign of purity and an open heart on his birthday, from a Bhotia man, Gangtok, Sikkim.

King of Sikkim receives scarves, Sikkim

King of Sikkim receives scarves, Sikkim

Photograph shows Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, receiving white scarves as a sign of purity and an open heart on his birthday, from a Lepcha man, Gangtok, Sikkim.

[Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, and Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, in brocaded dress, walking to the Tsuklakhang Main Temple (Palace Temple) during the King's birthday celebration, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, and Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikk...

Title devised by Library staff. Date from information for related slide: LC-KAN05-69. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Co... more

[Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, seated, three-quarter length portrait, facing left]

[Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, seated, three-quarter length portrait, f...

Title devised by Library staff. Date from related slide: LC-KAN05-072. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 1... more

[Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa Lama, full-length portrait, seated, at Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim]

[Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa Lama, full-length portrait, se...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 150 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

River running thru village, Lachung, Sikkim

River running thru village, Lachung, Sikkim

Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 068 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice S. Kandell; 201... more

[Lamas spinning prayer wheels at old Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim]

[Lamas spinning prayer wheels at old Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Rinchen in Lachung Monastery - wall - allegorical painting

Rinchen in Lachung Monastery - wall - allegorical painting

Photograph shows Rinchen Namgyal Lachungpa next to wall painting of an elephant, Lachung Monastery, Sikkim. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Con... more

Building terrace

Building terrace

Photograph shows man with large knife in sheath, building a rock terrace, Lachung, Sikkim. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also repr... more

[Royal procession for Chogyal's birthday, Royal Palace, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Royal procession for Chogyal's birthday, Royal Palace, Gangtok, Sikki...

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Couple of North Sikkim at home drink millet beer

Couple of North Sikkim at home drink millet beer

Photograph shows Rinchen Namgyal Lachungpa and his wife at home, Lachung, Sikkim. Title from item. Related photograph published in: Mountaintop kingdom: Sikkim / photos by Alice S. Kandell; text by Charlotte Y.... more

[Royal family looks on during coronation ceremony of Palden Thondup Namgyal and Hope Cooke, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Royal family looks on during coronation ceremony of Palden Thondup Na...

Title devised by Library staff. Date from information on related slide: LC-KAN-0124. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Con... more

[Man buying items from coffee and snack vendor in shop along a street, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Man buying items from coffee and snack vendor in shop along a street,...

Title devised by Library staff. On slide: "G-40". Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 124 (color reference copy)... more

[Group of women standing near stone wall, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Group of women standing near stone wall, Lachung, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 068 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice... more

Lachung school

Lachung school

Photograph shows young boys reading and writing in school, Lachung, Sikkim. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT ... more

[Coronation ceremony of Palden Thondup Namgyal and Hope Cooke, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Coronation ceremony of Palden Thondup Namgyal and Hope Cooke, Gangtok...

Date from information on related slide: LC-KAN-0124. Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Con... more

[Nepalese band playing curved horns at coronation of the King of Sikkim]

[Nepalese band playing curved horns at coronation of the King of Sikki...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 200 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

[Wood carver, Lachung monastery, Sikkim]

[Wood carver, Lachung monastery, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 163 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

[Rinchen Namgyal Lachungpa and boy standing next to yak-butter churns, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Rinchen Namgyal Lachungpa and boy standing next to yak-butter churns,...

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Road building. Women laborers

Road building. Women laborers

Photograph shows a Nepalese woman road builder, seated on pile of rocks, Sikkim. Title from item. Date from related slide: LC-KAN05-2679. Label from color reference copy slide page: "Nepali road builders." Form... more

Khentse Rinpoche [i.e., Jamyang Khyentse]

Khentse Rinpoche [i.e., Jamyang Khyentse]

Photograph shows Jamyang Khyentse (Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche), a young lama, seated behind a table, Sikkim. Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr... more

[Poinsettia flowers, mountains in background, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Poinsettia flowers, mountains in background, Lachung, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 102 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

[Primula flowers at Pemayangtse in western Sikkim]

[Primula flowers at Pemayangtse in western Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Karmapa Lama, religious leader of Sikkim

Karmapa Lama, religious leader of Sikkim

Photograph shows the sixteenth Karmapa Lama, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje (1924-1981). Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Lib... more

[Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa Lama, seated, with a monk, at Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim]

[Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa Lama, seated, with a monk, at ...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-2, pg. no. 002 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

[Nepalese woman road builder, half-length portrait, standing, facing front, Sikkim]

[Nepalese woman road builder, half-length portrait, standing, facing f...

Title devised by Library staff. Label from color reference copy slide page: "Nepali road builders." Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented ... more

[Woman with basket of greens on her back, resting by side of road, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Woman with basket of greens on her back, resting by side of road, Lac...

Title devised by Library staff. Label from LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 090 (color reference copy): "Apple picking and farming" Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress... more

[Alice Kandell hiding behind a Sikkimese soldier to take a photograph of a Chinese soldier along the Nathu La pass, Sikkim]

[Alice Kandell hiding behind a Sikkimese soldier to take a photograph ...

Title devised by Library staff. Soldier in photograph is identified as "the General" by Alice Kandell in her presentation. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. ... more

Chiles & eggplant on sale at Gangtok Bazaar, Sikkim

Chiles & eggplant on sale at Gangtok Bazaar, Sikkim

Photograph shows woman at the Gangtok Bazaar, Sikkim. Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 1... more

[Inside Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim]

[Inside Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-2, pg. no. 001 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

[Mount Kānchenjunga, third highest mountain in the world]

[Mount Kānchenjunga, third highest mountain in the world]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

[Man, full-length portrait, standing in snow, carrying bundle on his back, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Man, full-length portrait, standing in snow, carrying bundle on his b...

Title devised by Library staff. Label from LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 089 (color reference copy): "Proud man". Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represe... more

[King and Queen of Sikkim getting ready to fly to Bhutan in helicopter, Sikkim]

[King and Queen of Sikkim getting ready to fly to Bhutan in helicopter...

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

[Woman leading horse on mountain road with another woman and child, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Woman leading horse on mountain road with another woman and child, La...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 071 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

[Woman spinning with a hand spindle, seated on floor across from another woman who is carding fibers, Lachung Sikkim]

[Woman spinning with a hand spindle, seated on floor across from anoth...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 092 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

Recession

Recession

Photograph shows the newly crowned King and Queen of Sikkim after the coronation ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim. Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S... more

[Woman and young girl crossing a bridge, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Woman and young girl crossing a bridge, Lachung, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 068 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

[Lepcha women in traditional clothing in Singhik, Sikkim]

[Lepcha women in traditional clothing in Singhik, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Related photograph published in: Mountaintop kingdom: Sikkim / photos by Alice S. Kandell; text by Charlotte Y. Salisbury. New York : Norton, 1971, p. 157, where image appears wi... more

[Boys blowing gyalings in front of the Tsuklakhang Main Temple (Palace Temple), Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Boys blowing gyalings in front of the Tsuklakhang Main Temple (Palace...

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

[Tsongmo Lake, along the Nathu La pass, Sikkim]

[Tsongmo Lake, along the Nathu La pass, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Lamas play horns at temple door, Sikkim

Lamas play horns at temple door, Sikkim

Photo shows lamas playing gyalings. Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast ... more

[Bull? or ox? in front of waterfall, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Bull? or ox? in front of waterfall, Lachung, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 067 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice... more

[Guests at the coronation of King Palden Thondup Namgyal, including Alice Kandell, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Guests at the coronation of King Palden Thondup Namgyal, including Al...

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Pipon

Pipon

Photograph shows headman of village, Pipon, seated in house near hearth, with others, Lachung, Sikkim. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress... more

USA aid wheat distributed at Rumtek Monastery

USA aid wheat distributed at Rumtek Monastery

Photograph shows monks with bags of wheat outside Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim. Title from item. Date from related slide: LC-KAN05-3399. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Librar... more

[Lepcha man and woman standing near Singhik, Sikkim]

[Lepcha man and woman standing near Singhik, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Related photograph published in: Mountaintop kingdom: Sikkim / photos by Alice S. Kandell; text by Charlotte Y. Salisbury. New York : Norton, 1971, p. 156, where image appears wi... more

Inside Lachung house, Rinchen's family

Inside Lachung house, Rinchen's family

Photograph shows mother of the Jorbu family with child, pouring yak tea? from churn into pot, at hearth in the Jorbu home, Lachung, Sikkim. Title from item. Label from LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 085 (color reference ... more

Nepali girls, coronation time. Tse Ten Tashi studio, photo in window, Hope's husb[and]

Nepali girls, coronation time. Tse Ten Tashi studio, photo in window, ...

Photograph shows three young Nepalese women standing in front of Tse Ten Tashi's photograph studio, where a photograph of the King of Sikkim (Palden Thondup Namgyal) and Queen Hope Cooke is displayed in the win... more

Beautiful monastery, Sikkim

Beautiful monastery, Sikkim

Photograph shows head lama standing in doorway of Pemayangtse monastery, Sikkim. Title from item. Related photograph in: Mountaintop kingdom: Sikkim / photos by Alice S. Kandell; text by Charlotte Y. Salisbury.... more

Coronation 1965, Queen accepts traditional white scarf

Coronation 1965, Queen accepts traditional white scarf

Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/tod... more

King of Sikkim at home

King of Sikkim at home

Photograph shows Palden Thondrup Namgyal, Chogyal of Sikkim, half-length portrait, facing front, Gangtok, Sikkim. Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. A... more

Paper making

Paper making

Photograph shows laborers seated with wood shavings, Sikkim.

Traveling Tibetan tribe, grandmothers spinning prayer wheels

Traveling Tibetan tribe, grandmothers spinning prayer wheels

Photograph shows Tibetan refugees? men, women and children under shelter. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14... more

[Man standing with yak, next to monastery, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Man standing with yak, next to monastery, Lachung, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 081 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice S. Kandell; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:106). Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim... more

[Nursing mother and children of the Jorbu family, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Nursing mother and children of the Jorbu family, Lachung, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Same woman shown in Kandell slides: LC-KAN05-0017 and LC-KAN05-0018. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke... more

[Young boy studying the art of religious painting, Sikkim]

[Young boy studying the art of religious painting, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

[Mountainside and road in Lachung region, Sikkim]

[Mountainside and road in Lachung region, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 062 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

[King Palden Thondup Namgyal and Queen Hope Cooke of Sikkim]

[King Palden Thondup Namgyal and Queen Hope Cooke of Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-2, pg. no. 020 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

Palace Guards

Palace Guards

Photograph shows palace guards playing drums during the coronation ceremonies for Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikk... more

Royal baby playing with Queen Mother during ceremony

Royal baby playing with Queen Mother during ceremony

Photograph shows Prince Palden Gyumed Namgyal with his grandmother at the coronation of his father, King Palden Thondup Namgyal, Gangtok, Sikkim. Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of th... more

[Man standing behind a small truck, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Man standing behind a small truck, Lachung, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 070 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

[Orchid flower, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Orchid flower, Lachung, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 102 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

[Chinese soldier watching the Nathu La Pass, Sikkim]

[Chinese soldier watching the Nathu La Pass, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

[Street in Rumtek, Sikkim]

[Street in Rumtek, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 105 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more

Old methods of farming: hoeing mountain fields, North Sikkim

Old methods of farming: hoeing mountain fields, North Sikkim

Title from item. Related photograph published in: Mountaintop kingdom: Sikkim / photos by Alice S. Kandell; text by Charlotte Y. Salisbury. New York : Norton, 1971, p. 107, where image appears with caption "Wom... more

[Sick girl in bed, Sikkim]

[Sick girl in bed, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

[Princess, sister of the King of Sikkim, standing on right, in traditional royal dress, during coronation of King, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Princess, sister of the King of Sikkim, standing on right, in traditi...

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Gangtok

Gangtok

Photograph shows crowd gathered in downtown Gangtok, Sikkim. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no... more

[Masked Black Hat dancer at New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Masked Black Hat dancer at New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

[Nepalese woman wearing purple headscarf and nose ring, holding baby, Sikkim]

[Nepalese woman wearing purple headscarf and nose ring, holding baby, ...

Title devised by Library staff. Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 112 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice S. Kandell; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:106). Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim... more

[Smiling schoolchildren in Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Smiling schoolchildren in Gangtok, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Related photograph published in : Sikkim; the hidden kingdom / text and photos. by Alice Kandell. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1971, p. 42. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell ... more

Traditional religious offering to High Lama

Traditional religious offering to High Lama

Photograph shows a monk carrying offering, possibly a butter sculpture. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 1403... more

Rinchen's brother's family

Rinchen's brother's family

Photograph shows Rinchen Namgyal Lachungpa's brother's family, eating and drinking, around a hearth, Lachung, Sikkim.

Rinchen's wife, storeroom, yak cheese

Rinchen's wife, storeroom, yak cheese

Photograph shows Rinchen Namgyal Lachungpa's wife, in storeroom where yak cheeses hang from ceiling, Lachung, Sikkim. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Libr... more

[Dragon head carvings above the Tsuklakhang Main Temple (Palace Temple) door, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Dragon head carvings above the Tsuklakhang Main Temple (Palace Temple...

Title devised by Library staff from information on similar slide: LC-KAN05-3055. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-2, pg.... more

[Person crossing river on wooden bridge, Sikkim]

[Person crossing river on wooden bridge, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Housing for prayer wheel, turn for water power

Housing for prayer wheel, turn for water power

Photograph shows wooden and stone structure with blue painted trim, built over stream, Lachung, Sikkim. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congres... more

[Man seated on ground next to two yaks, Lachung, Sikkim]

[Man seated on ground next to two yaks, Lachung, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-3, pg. no. 080 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice S... more

[Class learning to read and write, Sikkim]

[Class learning to read and write, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Coronation 1965, the King on throne

Coronation 1965, the King on throne

Photograph shows King Palden Thondup Namgyal at his coronation, Gangtok, Sikkim.

[Karmapa Lama's successor studying penmanship, Sikkim]

[Karmapa Lama's successor studying penmanship, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... more

Sikkim, Gangtok, early Buddhist scrip[t] written on palm leave[s]

Sikkim, Gangtok, early Buddhist scrip[t] written on palm leave[s]

Photograph shows palm leaves with Devanagari and Bengali script, on exhibit at the Namgyal Tibetology Institute, Gangtok, Sikkim. Title from item. Caption below palm leaves: "Indian MSS 4 Medieval Devanagari & ... more

[Alice Kandell posing with guards at the Nathu La Pass, Sikkim]

[Alice Kandell posing with guards at the Nathu La Pass, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-2, pg. no. 015 (color reference copy). Gift; Dr. Alice ... more