Fortune teller, c 1895.
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A photograph of a girl with two young women, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in about 1895. In a staged tableau, a fortune teller reads the palm of a rich young woman while her friend looks on. The Romany-style dress of the fortune teller contrasts with the wealthy clothing of the two young women. 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 in 1898, Kodak Limited. He became managing director in 1900.