A seaside promenade, c 1905.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
A panoramic photograph of a seafront, probably Lowestoft, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in about 1905. To the left is the beach with its bathing machines. To the right there is a broad promenade bounded by houses. People stroll along the promenade, taking the air. This photograph was taken with a No 4 Panoram Kodak Camera, introduced in 1899. Panoramic photography had been around for decades, but became more popular at the turn of the century following Kodak's introduction of cheap hand-held panoramic cameras. 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.