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Galloway Travellers

Mary MacMillan

Period:
Early 20th Century
Description:
The MacMillans were another of the local Traveller families. This is Mary MacMillan and her un-named partner, a veteran of the Crimean war.

Old Grannie is a treat to listen to, and is possessed with the most useful gift a tinkler can possess – that of eloquence. Daily she shoulders her rooskie (hawker’s basket) and goes from door to door extolling her small wares, for, frail though she be, she is credited with not having a lazy bone in her body.

She was 75 when these photographs were taken and had been forced by ill health to move into a common lodging-house.
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_03_23
Digital Number:
SRPG073n
Creation Date:
around 1905
Copyright:
The Artist's Family