Davis & Co

Cuba Street, Te Aro

A new photographic studio has been opened lately in Cuba-street, and bids fair to enjoy a considerable share of the public patronage and support. It is called "The Photographic Institute," and the proprietors are Messrs. Davis and Co., late from the establishment of Messrs. Johnston, O'Shanassy, (sic) and Co., the celebrated Melbourne artists.

Messrs. Davis and Co. have an exceedingly convenient studio, furnished with all the newest appliances, including some greatly improved cameras, and possessing especial advantages in the arrangement of the light, which enables portraits to be taken from any aspect at the option of the sitters.

Although Messrs. Davis and Co. have been but a short time in business here, they already have produced some excellent local portraits, some being in a novel variety of what is known as the "Rembrandt" style of carte. The Photographic Institute promises to be highly popular.
Evening Post, Volume XIII, 3 February 1876, Page 2

"Bill Mathews friend of Grannys"

Evening Post, Volume XIV, Issue 144, 16 December 1876, Page 2

Evening Post, Volume XV, Issue 20, 25 January 1877, Page 3

Evening Post, Volume XV, Issue 26, 1 February 1877, Page 2

Evening Post, Volume XV, Issue 55, 7 March 1877, Page 2

Captain Moss acknowledges with thanks tho receipt of £2 2s from Mr. Davis, photographer, Lambton Quay, for the members of both brigades, as a slight recognition of their valuable services at the late fire.
Evening Post, Volume XV, Issue 217, 15 September 1877, Page 2

We have been favored by Messrs. Davis and Co., photographers, of Cuba-street and Lambton Quay with an admirable enamelled medallion cabinet photograph of the Featherston Memorial Bust, now erected in the Museum and photographed by permission of Dr. Hector. It is an excellent work of art, and doubtless will be very acceptable to the many friends of the late Dr. Featherston, who will be sure to value such a speaking likeness. The photograph is one of the finest of its kind which yet has come under our notice, and we are certain that copies will be eagerly sought after.
Evening Post, Volume XV, Issue 223, 22 September 1877, Page 2

Evening Post, Volume xv, Issue 257, 1 November 1877, Page 2
(this notice first appeared in the Evening Post on 25 September 1877)

Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 41, 30 January 1878, Page 3

The presentation to Mr. Edward Reeves, late wharfinger to the City Council, mentioned by anticipation in our last issue, took place at the wharf office yesterday afternoon. The officers and other employees, twenty in number, assembled, and Mr. Kennedy as spokesman, presented Mr. Reeves with their photographs surrounding one of Mr. Reeves himself, in a handsome frame. The photographs were token by Mr. Davis, of Cuba-street...
Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 52, 13 February 1878, Page 2

 Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 88, 27 March 1878, Page 3

Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 208, 2 September 1878, Page 2

 Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 288, 5 December 1878, Page 3

Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 288, 5 December 1878, Page 3

Evening Post, Issue 535, 13 June 1879, Page 1

Messrs. Davis and Co., photographic artists, have just completed a life sized photograph of Mr. Godber, father of Mr. James Godber, of this city. It was taken from a group which was photographed at one of the annual gatherings of the Dixon family on the Basin Reserve. The picture reflects great credit on the artists.
Evening Post, Volume XVII, Issue 548, 28 June 1879, Page 2

Evening Post, Volume XVIII, Issue 19, 22 July 1879, Page 2


Wairarapa Daily Times, Volume 2, Issue 301, 28 October 1879, Page 2

Evening Post, Volume XX, Issue 274, 23 November 1880, Page 4

Davis & Co.

died 24 July 1906 at his residence "L'Aroona" Chapel Street, St Kilda, Melbourne - husband of Caroline Louisa Davis
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 26 July 1906, page 1

1875/13558    Davis     Albert Rayment     Florence Margaret    Timothy Joseph
1877/15654    Davis     Florence Sylvia     Florence Margurette    Timothy Joseph

Timothy Joseph DAVIS, son of James DAVIS (1809-1907) and Sarah PALSER (1804-1854), was born in 1850 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.1,2 He was an artist .3 He married Caroline Louisa Susannah NEWMAN in 1891 when she was 26 in Alphington, Victoria.4 He married Florence HAYWARD in Bristol. He died aged 55 on 24 July 1906 at "L'Aroona" Chapel Street, St Kilda, Victoria .5,6 He was buried on 26 July 1906 at the Baptist Section, Melbourne General Cemetery, Victoria . He shares grave 424 with a Thomas Hooper who died in 1886.7

Caroline Louisa Susannah NEWMAN was the daughter of Thomas NEWMAN (1839-1869) and Susannah Victoria WEBB (1840-1917). She and Timothy Joseph DAVIS had the following children:
Dorothy Eileen Victoria DAVIS (1892-1985)
Stanley Clifton DAVIS (1893-1962)

Florence HAYWARD and Timothy Joseph DAVIS had the following children:
Gilbert Hayward DAVIS (1875- )
Florence DAVIS (1877- )


No comments: