Horses ploughing, c 1890.

Gale, Joseph

Horses ploughing, c 1890.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

A photograph of three teams of horses ploughing a field, taken by Colonel Joseph Gale (c 1835-1906) in about 1890. These three teams - two in the foreground and one in the distance - pull ploughs through rocky soil. Ploughboys stand at either side with whips. Horse teams for ploughs were still being in used in Britain until around the time of the Second World War. 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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