Fishing in the canal, c 1890.
© NMeM / Kodak Collection / Science & Society
A photograph of children by a canal, taken by George Davison [1854-1930] in about 1890. A small child uses a home-made line to fish. Three other children sit by the towpath. Thatched cottages line the far side of the canal in this peaceful scene. 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.