Lowestoft beach, c 1905.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
A panoramic photograph of the beach and promenade at Lowestoft, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in about 1905. A few children play in the foreground, one with a bucket and spade. Meanwhile, a large group of children and adults gather to watch a Punch and Judy show. This photograph was taken with a No 1 Panoram Kodak Camera, introduced in 1900. 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. From 1897 he was assistant manager of the Eastman Photographic Materials Company, renamed in 1898, Kodak Limited. He became managing director in 1900.