Typed label adhered, verso, center: Published November 1928 P. 570 Right / Expedition # 44 & 51 Project Negative / Photo by Joseph Rock / Tsemoling, the boy god of Choni. / A farmer’s 4 year-old son declared by the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the Tibetan King. Inscribed in red ink, verso, upper right: pub. NOVEMBER 1928 Stickers with barcode adhered, verso, upper center: NGM 11/1928 570 RT / PLEASE RETURN TO IMAGE COLLECTION Second sticker with barcode adhered, verso, upper center: NGM 11/1928 570 RT
This four-year-old boy, born to poor farmers in China, was declared the incarnation of the Tibetan king, or tsemoling, by the 13th Dalai Lama.