'Ring Horses', 1898.
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A photograph of a group of horses on a seashore, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in 1898. This photograph was printed by the oil transfer process onto satin. In 1898 it was awarded the title of Salon Photograph of the Year. 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.