Portrait of a woman and baby, 1921.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
A signed photogravure by George Davison [1854-1930], of a woman holding a baby in her arms, 1921. The woman looks down gently at the sleeping baby, wrapped in blankets. Davison sent this contemporary nativity scene as a Christmas greeting in December 1921. By the 1920s, Davison had moved to Wernfawr, Harlech, Wales and had largely given up photography. However, he still sent photographs to friends as presents, as this image indicates. 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.