A photograph titled 'Jack of All Trades', taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in 1891. This photograph of an old handyman outside the open door of a cottage appears rather staged. Gale exhibited this photograph as 'The Village Tradesman', at the Photographic Society Of Great Britain Exhibition in 1891. 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.
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