Lowestoft seafront, Suffolk, c 1905.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
Photograph taken by George Davison (1854-1930) showing people dressed in their Sunday best, enjoying a stroll along the pier. The photograph was taken with a No 4 Panoram Kodak camera, introduced in 1899. Panoramic photography had been around for decades, but became more popular at the turn of the century following Kodak's introduction of cheap hand-held panoramic cameras. George Davison was a noted pictorial photographer and a founder member of The Linked Ring in 1892. In 1897 he became assistant manager of the Eastman Photographic Materials Company, renamed Kodak Limited in 1898. Davison became managing director of the company in 1900.