Sunday, September 3, 2017

G W Davis

Photographer:G. W. Davis
925 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D. C.
827 Broad Street
Richmond, VA.

The reverse of the card on the left.

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

Richmond, VA, City Directory ad - 1881

Photographer G W Davis
example from New York Library

Not the one you were looking for? Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to LOST GALLERY.

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