Show Navigation

Photography

Galloway Travellers

English Gypsies

Period:
Early 20th Century
Description:
A group of English gypsies with a typically ornate wagon or varda.

About 30 years ago a large band of English gypsies visited Galloway. Horse-dealing was the occupation of the men, and the women told fortunes. There was a large company on that occasion, and they encamped for several weeks in a field – which they had rented – near Newton Stewart. Crowds of people flocked to visit their encampment, and people still speak of some of that company being the handsomest men and women they have ever seen.
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_27
Digital Number:
SRPG087n
Creation Date:
around 1905
Copyright:
The Artist's Family