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Galloway Travellers

"King William"

Period:
Early 20th Century
Description:
McCormick’s original caption for this was ‘”King William” foots it gaily.’

A Cumberland tinkler and a Carlisle lad who were travelling in company as clog dancers next favoured the company with a breakdown. One of the two played a mouthharmonium as they danced. This merely served to whet the appetite of William, the King of the Marshall gang, and he speedily formed a square for a reel. He and his consort were partners and soon amidst much hooching and yells of laughter, they were cleeking and swinging and footing gaily the jolliest reel imaginable.
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_06_17
Digital Number:
SRPG070n
Creation Date:
around 1905
Copyright:
The Artist's Family