'Twitch Burning', 1888.
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A photograph of an agricultural scene, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in 1888. An agricultural worker is shown in the field burning stubble or 'twitch.' A second man stands behind the fire with a horse-drawn plough. This photograph was entered in the Nottingham Photographic Exhibition of 1888. 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.