Mary MacMillan

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.
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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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