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Galloway Travellers

Mrs 'C' and her daughters

Period:
Early 20th Century
Description:
Mrs ‘C’ the English Gypsy and her daughters.

I thought it would be interesting to contrast the appearance of Romanies with those of tinkler-gypsies, and I again – this time with camera in hand – visited the Chuministos’ living wagon.
Raising my hat, I enquired at Mrs C if they were in the habit of distributing photos of themselves. “No sir,” she replied, “and we resent any attempts to snapshot us.”
I then thought I must take other means if I wished to secure a photo, and it occurred to me that the best thing I could do was to tell her I wished, by photographs, as illustrations, to show the unmistakable difference between tinkler-gypsies and Romanies. The idea was a happy one, and appealed to her.
Place of Production:
Newton Stewart area
Materials/Media:
glass lantern slides
Dimensions:
31/4" 31/4" (82mm x 82mm)
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
N2000_03_07
Digital Number:
SRPG089n
Creation Date:
around 1905
Copyright:
The Artist's Family