Edward Harvey Davis

Edward Harvey Davis (1862-1951) took a deep interest in preserving local Indian culture, which he feared was disappearing from San Diego. He made friends with members of local tribes, learned about their customs, and collected artifacts. He took photographs, made drawings, and kept journals, many of which are part of the San Diego History Center’s collections today.

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Edward H. Davis and Chief Yellow Sky, 1910
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Edward H. Davis, 1920

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