'Sea Urchins', 1888.
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A photograph of children playing on a boat wreck, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in 1888. Two boys play on a muddy river bank by the remains of a beached paddle steamer. The third boy looks down from his vantage point on the wreck. This photograph was shown in the Oldham Exhibition of 1888. George Davison was a noted pictorial photographer and a founder member of The Linked Ring in 1892. In 1897 he became assistant manager of the Eastman Photographic Materials Company, renamed in 1898, Kodak Limited. He became managing director in 1900.