Sikkim

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

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

During visits between 1965 and 1979 (primarily 1965-1971), Dr. Alice Kandell received special permission to photograph Buddhist monks and lamas, ceremonial dances, and monasteries; people working on farms, in canning factories, and at special crafts; and the royal palace and chapel at Gangtok, including the last king, Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal, his American wife Queen Hope Cooke (Dr. Kandell’s college friend), and their family.  (Library of Congress)

From the Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress).

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