'Low Tide', 1901
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A photograph titled 'Low Tide', taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in 1901. A number of small fishing, or trading, boats are stranded at low tide on mudflats at an estuary in southern England. 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.