Haymaking, c 1890
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A photograph by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) of farm labourers filling wagons with hay, taken about 1890. A typical agricultural scene, with boys and men working to bring in hay. 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.