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Frank Chester Davis Family Photographs
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Chester Davis Family Photographs
    Dates: 1880-1951
    Collection Number: 1991-123
    Extent: 1 linear foot
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95112
    Abstract: Collection of photographs of F. Chester Davis, Stella Eitzer, and their family, including a small series of images of the Muirson Label Company of San Jose, California.
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of the Research Library & Archives

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with History San Jose. Contact the Research Library & Archives regarding reproduction and publication.

    Preferred Citation

    Frank Chester Davis Family Photographs. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated to the San Jose Historical Museum in 1991

    Biography/Administrative History

    Frank Chester Davis (1897-1972) was originally from San Miguel, California, and worked as an electrotyper at the Muirson Label Company, retiring in 1969. He was a member of Willow Glen Lodge 676, F&AM, and a veteran of World War I. He and wife Stella Eitzer, also of California, had two children, Robert Davis and Dorothy Davis. Dorothy Davis married Herbert Pankratz in 1939 in San Jose, where they resided.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection comprises family portraits, snapshots, and photograph albums of F. Chester Davis, his wife Stella Eitzer, and their family. Included are images taken in the 1940s of the Muirson Label Company of San Jose, where Davis worked.