'The Dreaming Mill Dam', 1893.
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A photograph taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in 1893. A man fishes in a mill pond on a summer's day. The fishing rod is a simple pole and line to which the fisherman is just attaching his bait. Colonel Gale exhibited this photograph in the same year at the Salon of the Linked Ring Brotherhood. 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.