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Finding Aid to the Dell Davis Blindcraft Photographs (1976-1983) SFP 142
SFP 142  
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Collection of 24 mounted black and white silver gelatin photographs taken by Dell Davis between 1976 and 1983 of Blindcraft workers in the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco, California. The photographs depict workers crafting brooms in the facility at 1097 Howard Street in the South of Market district. Photos document the process of the work and craftsmanship as well as the camaraderie between the workers during their break times.
Dell William Davis was born in 1946. Davis volunteered at the Blindcraft workshop in the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco, California in the late 1960s-early 1970s as his alternative service requirement as a conscientious objector. David married his wife Janet in 1981 and they had two children. Davis began professionally photographing in the 1970s and worked as a professional photographer, including wedding photography, in Concord, California. Davis had photo exhibition of his photography in San Francisco Bay Area galleries in the 1980s to the 1990s. Dell W. Davis died in September 2010 in Concord, California.
2 boxes with 24 silver gelatin print photographs (1 Linear Feet)
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