Bill Davis with his younger sister, Nancy Paige Davis, 1990


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  • Description
    Caption by photographer (Andrews): "Bill was much older than Nancy. When she turned 18, she wanted to attend the nursing school at the University of Virginia, but their father refused to pay for her to go. Bill eventually saved enough money to send her and she graduated in 1941. She never returned to the farm except to visit and lived in Richmond until her death in 2005. This image was made during her last visit to see Bill. She always referred to him as her "angel" and thus she was making a halo for him."
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  • Source Collection
    Jesse Andrews photographs, Rubenstein Library, Duke University
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  • Provenance
    The Jesse Andrews photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011.
  • Creator
    Andrews, Jesse
  • Extent
    11 x 14 in.
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  • Box Number
    Box 3
  • Type
    Still Image
    black-and-white photographs
    documentary photographs
    group portraits
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  • Copyright & Usage
    The copyright in the materials included in the Jesse Andrews Photographs collection are owned by the photographer. The photographs are made available by Duke University Libraries, with permission, for the purpose of research, teaching, and private study. For these purposes users may reproduce single copies of the images from this website without prior permission, on the condition that proper attribution is provided on all such copies. For all other uses, and especially for any proposed commercial uses, researchers must contact the Library to request permission.
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