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Galloway Travellers

Camp at The Doon

Period:
Early 20th Century
Description:
English Travellers were common visitors to Galloway. Here an English family sits around the camp fire as the father carves clothes pegs. The top has been taken from the wagon – it will be used to shelter two adults and four young children.

This photograph was taken by James Dunn, a Newton Stewart chemist, and used by McCormick in ‘The Tinkler Gypsies.’ McConchie of Kirkcudbright was another local photographer who took images of Travellers. He sold a number of popular views showing the camp at The Doon, Nun Mill, Kirkcudbright.
Place of Production:
Newton Stewart area
Materials/Media:
glass lantern slides
Dimensions:
31/4" x 31/4" (82mm x 82mm)
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
N2000_02_18
Digital Number:
SRPG086n
Creation Date:
around 1905
Copyright:
The Artist's Family