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George Gmelch is currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of San Francisco. These photographs were taken during 1971 and 1972 when George and his wife Sharon, both American college students, came to Ireland to study Traveller life. They purchased a wagon and lived among the Travelling community for a number of months in Holylands, Rathfarnham while they carried out their fieldwork.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 90
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
1971Image 16: Maureen Maughan and children.Gmelch, George
wm_Image11altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 11: Unnamed woman possibly in Holylands encampment.Gmelch, George
wm_Image102altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 102: Travelling craftsman from Galway at work.Gmelch, George
wm_Image5damaged.jpg.jpg1971Image 5: John Joyce, Reilly, an unnamed child, and Anthony Maughan in scrapyard.Gmelch, George
wm_Image46altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 46: Unnamed boy and girl.Gmelch, George
wm_Image22altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 22: Maureen Maughan, Gunnie Maughan and child.Gmelch, George
wm_Image33altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 33: Josey Bro Lance’s Tommy Connors and Joanna 'Buttons' Connors.Gmelch, George
wm_Image107altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 107: Red Mick and Katie Connors with their children, Mim, Jim (Snazzle Puss), John R.I.P., Biddy (Baby Girl), Joanna, Michael and Paddy (Baby).-
wm_Image29altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 29: Two unnamed children, and Nan and John Joyce's children.Gmelch, George
wm_Image37altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 37: No information given.Gmelch, George
wm_Image15altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 15: Mrs Nan Maughan (née Collins) and two unnamed children.Gmelch, George
wm_Image24altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 24: John Joyce and children.Gmelch, George
wm_Image56altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 56: Nan Maughan (née Collins) and Mary Maughan.Gmelch, George
wm_Image14altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 14: Mrs Nan Maughan (née Collins) and unnamed child.Gmelch, George
wm_Image34altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 34: Maggie, daughter of Bun Connors.Gmelch, George
wm_Image116altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 116: unidentified man and woman working on cloth.Gmelch, George
wm_Image79altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 79: Jimmy 'Tractor' Connors.Gmelch, George
wm_Image27altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 27: Jim Connors, son of Red Mick and Katie Connors – a 'J' type lorry.Gmelch, George
wm_Image25altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 25: John Joyce and children.Gmelch, George
wm_Image18altered.jpg.jpg1971Image 18: Anthony Maughan on horseback.Gmelch, George
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 90