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My Romany Smith family

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Charlie Chaplin & Oona O'Neill 30 years younger when married him, daughter of playwright Eugene O Neil Vevey, Charlie Chaplin, Silent Film Stars, Movie Stars, Classic Hollywood, Old Hollywood, Charles Spencer Chaplin, Photo Star, Famous Couples

Was Charlie Chaplin born in a gypsy caravan in the West Midlands? Letter locked away for decades may hold answer to mystery that MI5 and CIA could not solve

The star, left, is believed to have hidden the letter from his wife Oona, right, and the rest of his family not wanting the world to know of his gypsy blood.

Flower seller on a quiet London street. By the population of London’s urban areas reached its all-time peak of about million. Victorian London, Vintage London, Old London, Victorian Era, Victorian Flowers, Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Vintage Images, Old Photos

Wonderful London

In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London

Caravan Gypsy Vardo Wagon: A painting of a Gypsy wagon and camp. Gypsy Trailer, Gypsy Caravan, Gypsy Wagon, Gypsy Life, Gypsy Soul, Boho Life, Gaia, Gypsy People, Gypsy Living

The Gypsies arrived in Europe during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. They were descended from an ancient warrior class from India. They migrated through Persia (Iran), Armenia and eventually to Europe. Today, there are over 10 million Gypsies in Europe, mainly in Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Spain. Their dark coppery skin and black hair, and exotic clothing led people to believe that they were from Egypt, and were called “Gyptians” and eventually Gypsies, but they call…

Urania (Rainie) Lee Boswell, b. Sometimes called "Queen of the Gypsies" and "Gypsy Lee." Fortune teller (dukkerin') of national fame in the first quarter of the century at Devil's Dyke, Blackpool South Shore. Gypsy Trailer, Gypsy Caravan, Gypsy Life, Gypsy Soul, Fortune Reading, Women In History, Family History, Gypsy Living, Old Photos

Urania (Rainie) Lee Boswell, b. 1851, Kent, UK. Sometimes called "Queen of the Gypsies" and "Gypsy Lee." Fortune teller (dukkerin') of national fame in the first quarter of the 20th century at Devil's Dyke, Blackpool South Shore.

A young gypsy traveller, "Living in a trailer is good because you get to travel about a lot, you're not tied down. In fact, I think if people knew more about the gypsy traveller lifestyle they might even be a little bit jealous." Save the Children Gypsy Caravan, Gypsy Wagon, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Romanian Gypsy, Gypsy Living, Gypsy Life, Gypsy Style

Romany Vardo of the English Gypsies scan of old postcard Verdine anglaise avec groupe de gitans

Original Romany Gypsy Jessie Loveridge, aged who lived on the Black Patch camp in Smethwick with her parents. Gypsy Decor, Bohemian Gypsy, Gypsy Style, Hippie Style, Gypsy Drawing, Drawing Art, Gypsy Makeup, Gypsy Culture, Gypsy Women

Birmingham's gypsy surnames - is yours on the list?

Original Romany Gypsy Jessie Loveridge, aged 16, who lived on the Black Patch camp in Smethwick with her parents.

Caravan Gypsy Vardo Wagon: A wagon in Victorian London. Victorian London, Victorian Era, London 1800, Vintage London, Gypsy Caravan, Gypsy Wagon, London Street, London Life, Old Pictures

Victorian London, 1877 (16 rare photos) | Old Pics Archive | Page 9

London Nomades From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thompson and Adolphe Smith

A photographic portrait of Charlie Chaplin as a young man, Hollywood, taken around 1916 by an unknown photographer. Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin was an English comic actor and film producer and director of the silent film era. Charlie Chaplin, Classic Hollywood, Old Hollywood, Hollywood Glamour, Hollywood Cinema, Colorized Historical Photos, Colorized History, Historical Pictures, Photo Star

Black Patch Park - striving to renew a place

Charlie Chaplain, aged 27. Was born in a gypsy queen's caravan in Buckinghamshire, according to a letter...

Gypsy Smith and Other Gypsies, Pittsburgh, PA. Bain News Service 1909 (may be Romanies or Travellers Gypsy People, Rodney Smith, Gypsy Living, Gypsy Caravan, Vintage Gypsy, Pittsburgh Pa, Beach Fun, Back In The Day, Old Photos

Gypsy Smith and Other Gypsies, Pittsburgh, PA. Bain News Service 1909 (may be Romanies or Travellers

Official Unveiling of the plaque commemorating the Romany Gypsy camp in Black Patch Recreation Ground, Winson Green. We lived right next to the park in Wellington Street. There was a brook by the gateway which I used to play in. Gypsy Culture, Birmingham England, Gypsy Caravan, West Midlands, Yesterday And Today, Surnames, Family History, Patches, Meals

Birmingham's gypsy surnames - is yours on the list?

It appears lots of people find they have gypsy blood when they trace their ancestry

English Gypsy women costume:A Gipsy camp — an English scene. Gypsy Women, Gypsy Costume, Mr Grey, Gray, Gypsy Caravan, Fantasy Images, Love Photography, Regency, Mythology

The Case of the Misjudged Gypsies

In our earlier post about the gypsies of Georgian England, we said that we would revisit the topic and today we have decided to look at one example of the prejudice this group of people suffered. W…