Cottage garden, c 1890.
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A photograph of two women in a garden, taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) about 1890. One woman stands in the doorway of the cottage sewing, the other is busy with a basket. The soil in the foreground is freshly dug, with a bundle of twigs, a bucket and a basket lying nearby. 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.