G. W. Davis is mentioned often for the hiring of James Conway, a prominent black photographer, at a time when that was unusual. He is also said to have fired other employees who objected. No biographical information has been found.
1875 - 1877
(City Directory) Photographer at 821 E Broad, Richmond, VA
Hired James Conway Farley (August 10, 1854 - 1910?) as operator in Davis Gallery (Studio)
1877 - 1897
(City Directory) Photographer at 827 E Broad
By this year, George O. Brown is working at the photographic gallery of George W. Davis.
(City Directory) Davis Photography Gallery. 817 E Broad
No mention of G. W. Davis beyond 1900
Photographer G W Davis
example from New York Library