'Country Cottage Study', 1887.
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A photograph of a sunny cottage yard, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in 1887. A woman sweeps the steps whilst a young child operates a water pump. This photograph was shown in the Photographic Society of Great Britain Exhibition in 1887. 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.