Portrait of a fisherman, c 1900.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
A photographic portrait of a black fisherman, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in about 1900, probably in Lowestoft. The fisherman is pictured seated on a large barrel, with rope tackle in the background. He holds a pipe in his left hand. George Davison was a noted pictorial photographer and a founder member of The Linked Ring in 1892. From 1897 he was assistant manager of the Eastman Photographic Materials Company, renamed in 1898, Kodak Limited. He became managing director in 1900.