An unknown family camping near Boglehill in Midlothian, Scotland, in the late 19th century. From a glass negative.
George Lazzy Smith (born 1832) and his family took part in the International Exhibition in Liverpool, Lancashire, in 1886. They had purchased this vardo from Cornelius Smith, the father of the famous evangelist Gipsy Smith.
A family of Norfolk Gypsies camped in a yard in Norwich, Norfolk, in 1897. From a photograph belonging to Bob Dawson.
An encampment of Gypsies taking part in the annual harvest of the hops each September in Kent. From an early 20th century postcard.
A Gypsy carpenter busy making footstools. His vardo appears to be in a town yard. From an early 20th century postcard.
Two members of the Boswell family reading a palm outside their tent at the South Shore encampment in Blackpool. From an early 20th century postcard.
The interior of a Gypsy tent on the beach at South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire. The women in the community here often used their homes as fortune-telling booths. From an early 20th century postcard.
A hop-picker prepares a meal outside her tent in a Gypsy encampment. From an early 20th century postcard in the Robert Dawson Romany Collection at Reading.