Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Davis, William H.

Male 1858 -


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  • Name Davis, William H. 
    Born 1858  PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year ca. 1875  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year Nov 1875-Jun 1877  Sehome, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year Jun 1877  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Start date only 
    Address:
    Bastion St.
    next door to Temperance House
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Association Gilbert, John King (Relationship: Leased studio from (Estate)) 
    Association Nanaimo Photographic Gallery (Relationship: Leasee) 
    Person ID I271  Camera Workers | D, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: W.H. Davis opened his photo studio in Sehome, WA, in Nov 1875. "A graduate of one of the best art galleries of Victoria" (Bellingham Bay Mail, 1876 02 19/3), Davis left for Nanaimo in early Jun 1877 where he had leased the photo studio of J.K. Gilbert who had died the previous Oct. The Bellingham newspaper thought he would be absent about six months. Davis called his Nanaimo operation the Nanaimo Photographic Gallery.

      Davis married Nellie A. Harrison of Sehome on 1 Nov 1876.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: "W.H. Davis, Photographer, Nanaimo, B.C." on verso of carte-de-visite (Mautz, 1986).
    • REFERENCES: Bellingham Bay Mail, 1875 11 27/3, 1876 02 19/3, 1876 11 04/3, 1877 04 14/3, 1877 06 02/3, Nanaimo Free Press, 1877 06 09/2 (ad); 1877 06 09/3; Mautz (1986, back cover); Mautz (1997).