'Mrs Davison, March 1906'.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
A photograph of his wife, taken by George Davison [1854-1930]. Mrs Davison stands alone on the pavement, looking thoughtfully at her husband. She is wearing fur and holding a muff. A horse-drawn carriage stands behind her. In 1913 George Davison shocked his family and friends by leaving his wife in order to pursue a lifestyle more in keeping with his radical ideas. This photograph was taken with a No 4A Folding Kodak camera, introduced that year. As managing director of Kodak Limited, Davison often tried out new products. 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. In 1900 he became managing director.