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Friday, August 14, 2009

PHOTOS OF PIONEER DAVIS FAMILY OF NORTH HOLLYWOOD DISCOVERED

2009 - The Year of Valley History

Photo of Harriet Davis, Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from David High - July 2009

Photo of Hammond Davis, Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from David High - July 2009

A few weeks ago, when David High donated his wonderful box of old North Hollywood photographs to your Museum, a small photograph album was know to have one identifiable picture of a San Francisco landmark. Today, nearly every image in the album has been identified by a descendent of the family in the book. Guy Weddington McCreary recognizes that most of the old timers are members of the historic family of Hammond Davis. Guy is a descendent of the Davis.
Here are the heads of the family, Harriet (HC-29) and Hammond Davis (HC-30)
Hammon's picture was hotographed by Thomas C. Bayfield, North Street, Horsham, England.
Harriet's was done by G. Churchill, photographers to Her Majesty the Queen and most of the imperial and royal families of Europe.
4 Cornfield Road, Eastbourn, England.
The names of the photographers and locations reveal that this family may have been from the Horsham region of Sussex south of London.

The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.

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