Gray & Davis, Inc. Photo Album, 1920

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Historical Sketch

Scope and Content

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Box and Folder List

1/2 file box                                         

0.21 linear feet                                                                                   

Processor:  Nicole Perrault                                                     

Date:  November 2011

Acquisition: No acquisition records exist for this material.

Access:  There are no restrictions on items in this collection.

Permission to Publish:  Requests for permission to publish from the collection should be made to the Executive Director.

Copyright: Although the Cambridge Historical Society does not hold copyright on items in the collection, copyright has expired for the majority of items.

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Historical Sketch:

Gray & Davis, Inc. was a pioneer manufacturer of automobile electrical equipment with over 1000 employees across three manufacturing plants.  The company’s main location was on the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but other plants were located in Amesbury, Massachusetts, and Detroit, Michigan.  The company was founded in the late 19th century by president William Gray. It closed in 1926 after it was purchased by American Bosch (now the Ambac International Corporation), a company that manufactures diesel fuel injection systems.  The main Gray & Davis building was purchased by Jordan Marsh in 1927. 

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Sources:

Gray & Davis. (1914).  Cambridge Easter Magazine. Cambridge Neighborhood House. 

AMBAC International.  (2007).  About AMBAC International.  Retrieved from: http://www.ambac.net/

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains one photo album.  The bulk of these photographs are of various Gary & Davis employees including engineers, foremen, carpenters, mechanics, clerical staff, and officers.  These photographs document the employees in their work environment.  Most photographs are unidentified.  Other photographs consist of images of the exterior of the manufacturing plant in Cambridge. 

Also included is a list of Gray & Davis employees.  The list includes employees’ names, nicknames, and official titles. 

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Library of Congress Subject Headings:

American Bosch Corporation (Springfield, Mass.)

Factories - Employees

Gray & Davis, Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.

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Gray & Davis, Inc.

Photo Album, ca.1920

Box                 Folder

1.1V                                                    Photo Album, ca. 1920

1.001 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.002 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.003 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.004 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.005 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.006 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.007 GDP      Male and female employees, ca.1920

1.008 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.009 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.010 GDP      Female employee, ca.1920

1.011 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.012 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.013 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.014 GDP      Female employee, ca.1920

1.015 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.016 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.017 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.018 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.019 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.020 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.021 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.022 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.023 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.024 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.025 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920        

1.026 GDP      Female employee, ca.1920     

1.027 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.028 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.029 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.030 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.031 GDP      Male employee, ca. 1920

1.032 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.033 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.034 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.035 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.036 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.037 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.038 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.039 GDP      Male employee, ca.1920

1.040 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.041 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.042 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.043 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.044 GDP       Male and female employees, ca.1920

1.045 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.046 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.047 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.048 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.049 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.050 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.051 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.052 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.053 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.054 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.055 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.056 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.057 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.058 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.059 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.060 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.061 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.062 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.063 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.064 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.065 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.066 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.067 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.068 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.069 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.070 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.071 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.072 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.073 GDP       Mrs. Idell Austin – Matron, ca.1920

1.074 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.075 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.076 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.077 GDP       Mrs. Marion Davis – Nurse, ca.1920

1.078 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.079 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.080 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.081 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.082 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.083 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.084 GDP       Female employee, ca.1920

1.085 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.086 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.087 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.088 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.089 GDP       Employees working, ca.1920

1.090 GDP       Gary & Davis, ca.1920

1.091 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920        

1.092 GDP       Manufacturing Plant on the Charles River, ca.1920

1.093 GDP       Gary & Davis, ca.1920

1.094 GDP       Gary & Davis, ca.1920

1.095 GDP       Gary & Davis, ca.1920

1.096 GDP       Gary & Davis, ca.1920

1.097 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.098 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.099 GDP       Gary & Davis, ca.1920

1.100 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

1.101 GDP       Male employee, ca.1920

 

1                      2                                  Employee List, ca.1920

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