Fallen branches, c 1890.
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A photograph of two men collecting fallen branches from underneath trees, taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in about 1890. The man on the left saws a large branch in half so it will fit onto the cart. A second man loads the cart, which is horse-drawn. Joseph Gale specialised in naturalistic photographs of rural life and figures in landscapes. He was one of the first members of the Linked Ring Brotherhood and was also a member of the Royal Photographic Society.