'Village News', 1889.
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A photograph titled 'Village News', of villagers chatting whilst going about their daily business, taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in 1889. A man in work clothing and a young boy, hiding his face, stand to talk to a young woman carrying a pail for water. A woman and her two children are visible in the background by a row of cottages. This photograph was exhibited at the Photographic Society of Great Britain in 1889. 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.