Talk about an eye-catching image! I don’t know anything about this photo except that it dates from the 1920s, so I don’t know who this girl is or what the photo is from, but you can't help but stare back can you?!? Isn't she lovely?
"A Fair Young Gypsy Fortune-Teller," a page from Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, n.d. (1882); wove paper, about 7½ x 10 inches. On the reverse, an article gives a verse narrative, "a real story, told by a gypsy in Suffolk," about the devil appearing in the form of a donkey. Referring variously to "gypsies," "Roman Folk," and "Rommany folk," the article concludes with a lament that, sometime in the future they may become an "extinct race."