Children on a bridge, c 1890.
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A photograph of children on a wooden bridge, taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906), in about 1890. This scene of a quiet village in the country shows children relaxing on a pair of wooden bridges acros a river. The small child with his mother in the foreground wears a fashionable sailor suit. 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.