'Real' English Gypsies

The arrival of ‘real’ English Gypsies was an opportunity for McCormick to test his knowledge of the Romany language. I naturally enquired whether Mrs C (shown here with the milk can) spoke the Romani language. “Is it really a language?” I enquired. “Oh, yes; it is not jargon like what tinklers, potters, and showmen speak. We have names for almost everything, but we don’t like outsiders to get to know our language.”
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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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