Harvesting, c 1895.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
A photograph of a harvesting scene, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in about 1895. Two men are harvesting a wheat field. The farm worker on the left has a scythe which he may be sharpening. The the other man is tying the wheat in bundles. The gathered bundles form the 'stooks' seen in the background. 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.