Cows in a frosty field, c 1890.
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A photograph of two cows, a man and a boy in a frost covered field, taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in about 1890. Trees and bushes are heavily covered in frost and the pond or stream, just visible on the left, is also frozen. The boy, wrapped in a blanket, seems happy to be having his photograph taken, despite the temperature. 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.