Color dye gelatin on paper, 4" x 6" max. size, unmounted
Silver gelatin on paper, 3.5 x 5", unmounted
Silver gelatin on safety film, 35mm to 4" x 5"
0.2 cu. ft
Matt and Sheila Salo are historians of Gypsy culture; Sheila Salo wrote the register for the the Carlos de Wendler-Funaro Gypsy Research Collection. The Salos have personal contacts among Gypsy groups, and they made these photographs to document Gypsy customs, clothing, and rituals. Subjects include weddings, baptisms, and feasts.
Color photoprints of North American Rom Gypsies: (a) taken in Canada, 1973, 1976, and 1977 as part of research supported by contracts from the National Museums of Canada; and (b) taken in Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Jersey through 1979. Also black-and-white copy negatives (12) and photoprints (11) made from photographs taken in Chicago (some depicting Mexicans, and some taken at Hull House), 1928, from the "U.I.CC." collection. The color prints are on Kodak paper, with captions typed directly on the backs, corresponding to a typescript list. Typed captions on gummed labels are affixed to the backs of the black-and-white prints. Also, 1 black-and-white copy negative, 4 x 5", and a black-and-white 35mm. copy slide of the same subject.
Sheila Salo Gypsy Photographs, 1973-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History