Monday, April 15, 2019

G W Davis

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

The reverse of the card on the left.

G. W. Davis is mentioned often for the hiring of James Conway Farley, 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
Richmond, VA, city directory, Davis as photographer at 821 E Broad
Hired James Conway Farley (August 10, 1854 - 1910?) as operator in Davis Gallery (Studio)
1877 - 1897
Richmond, VA, city directory, Davis as photographer at 827 E Broad
By this year, George O. Brown is working at the photographic gallery of George W. Davis.
Richmond, VA, city directory, Davis Photography Gallery at 817 E Broad
No mention of G. W. Davis after 1900

Richmond, VA, City Directory ad - 1881

Photographer G W Davis
example from New York Library

Photographer Davis
723 7th ST N W, Washington, DC
and Richmond, VA
example from auction site

The card a the left is possibly NOT the same Davis. Nothing has been found so far to place G W Davis at these addresses

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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