By the grindstone, c 1890.
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A photograph of a man talking to a young boy, taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in about 1890. On a bright summer day, the man takes a break from sharpening tools on the grindstone and chats to a little boy sitting in a barn doorway. 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.