'Sleepy Hollow', 1885.
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This photograph of two horses in a village stream, titled 'Sleepy Hollow', was taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in 1885. Two horses, still in harness, drink in a stream. Their driver, still carrying his whip, sits watching on a small bridge. Gale exhibited this photograph at the Photographic Society of Great Britain Exhibition in 1887. 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.