'The Sower', 1888.
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A photograph of an agricultural scene, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in 1888. A farm worker sows seeds by hand, scattering them from a basket. He follows behind the ploughing team, pictured working on the left. This photograph was displayed at the Keighley Photographic Society Exhibition. It also featured in the 11 January 1889 edition of 'Amateur Photographer' magazine. 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.