'The Onion Field', 1890.
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Photograph taken using a pinhole camera by George Davison (1854-1930), also known as 'An Old Farmstead', showing a field of onions with farm buildings in the background. Davison was managing director of Kodak from 1898 to 1913, and is attributed with the founding of the Impressionist school of photography in 1890. He was particularly skilled at producing photogravure prints, of which 'The Onion Field' is an example.