Series B - Photographs

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CA BI MG 21.14-B

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  • [189-]-2017 (Creation)

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78 photographs : b&w and col., some sepia toned ; 25.5 x 20 cm or smaller
171 photographs (tiff) : b&w and col.

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Series consists of photographs taken or collected by Wanda Robson that document the early lives of she and her siblings, including Viola Desmond, growing up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Robson's efforts to gain recognition for the life and legacy of her sister. Also included are photographs of Robson's family life, education, and events and ceremonies she attended that were related to her activism and social justice work.

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      Davis family members who appear in these photographs include: James Davis (father, 1885-1964), Gwendolyn Johnson (mother, 1889-1963), Helen Davis (1910-2003), Henry Davis (Harry Davis, 1912-1957), Emily Davis (Emily Clyke, 1913-2018), Viola Davis (Viola Desmond, 1914-1965), Gordon Davis (b. 1916), Olive Davis (Olive Scott, 1919-2003), Alan Davis (1920-1974), Dorothy Davis (1921-1926), Constance Davis (Connie Davis, Connie Scott, b. January 1923), Eugenie Davis (Genie Davis, Genie Paris, b. December 1923), John Davis (Jackie Davis, 1925-2001) and Wanda Davis (Wanda Robson, 1926-2022).

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