Conversation, c 1889.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
A photograph taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in about 1889, of a man and woman standing talking at the rear of a house in the country. Ladders, buckets, pails and a wheelbarrow stand in the yard. The working clothes of the man with the pails are in sharp contrast to the elegant dres of the young woman by the gate. 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.