English Gypsies

A group of English gypsies with a typically ornate wagon or varda. About 30 years ago a large band of English gypsies visited Galloway. Horse-dealing was the occupation of the men, and the women told fortunes. There was a large company on that occasion, and they encamped for several weeks in a field – which they had rented – near Newton Stewart. Crowds of people flocked to visit their encampment, and people still speak of some of that company being the handsomest men and women they have ever seen.
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Newton Stewart area
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31/4" x 31/4" (82mm x 82mm)
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glass lantern slides
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The Artist's Family
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