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Galloway Travellers

Ursari Gypsies

Period:
Early 20th Century
Description:
Another image of Ursari Gypsies with their bears. Unfortunately we don’t know where this photograph was taken and it may not be a McCormick original. The Ursari group described in ‘The Tinkler-Gypsies’ came from Romania and travelled across northern England and southern Scotland between 1895 and 1897.

‘They were very dark in colour, like Hindoos: the men and the older women were aquiline in features; some of the younger girls really beautiful, with lithe, graceful figures; all had splendid teeth.’
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_04_04
Digital Number:
SRPG094n
Creation Date:
around 1905
Copyright:
The Artist's Family