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
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)
The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours.