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Galloway Travellers

William Marshall

Period:
Early 20th Century
Description:
William Marshall and some of his extended family on the road between Newton Stewart and Creetown. Blackcraig Hill is in the distance.

The wagon is typical of the sort used by Galloway Travellers and held all the family’s possessions – bedding, clothing, pots, pans, plates and cooking gear. When fully loaded there would have been little room for passengers and most members of a Travelling family had little choice but to walk alongside. The wagon has a canvas cover over timber hoops; this could be lifted from the vehicle and, as shown in other photographs in this booklet, used as a tent.
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_12
Digital Number:
SRPG069n
Creation Date:
around 1905
Copyright:
The Artist's Family