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Photograph album. Album has brown textured cover; "Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co." is stamped in gold on the front. Album contains 504 starch-coated linen pages and 252 mounted black-and-white photographs. The pages are now quite brittle. Photographs depict a wide variety of furniture forms manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co. prior to its 1913-1914 merger with Irving and Casson. All of the photographs are taken in the same setting, presumably around the time of the merger. Most pages have handwritten notations including the A. H. Davenport Co. model or detail number, wood used, and some dimensions. Occasionally the new Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport model number is noted as well. Over one hundred (106) of the photographs can be cross referenced to the related design drawings in CC010.001.001-17. The related drawings are noted on the Related Objects tab of each photograph's record. Two customer names are noted: R. B. Mellon and the White House (Washington, DC).

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1913-1914, undated
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 photograph album (14 1/2 x/ 11/ 5 inches); ca. 1 linear foot
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Series
Additional Identification Number
The Strong Museum number: 283.1
GUSN
293724
Reference Code
CC010.005

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged in album by type of object depicted such as chairs, sofas, desks, tables, etc. Album does not contain an index.

Record details

Originator
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Other Organizations
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries)
Descriptive Terms
armchairs
beds (furniture)
cabinets (case furniture)
chairs (furniture forms)
chests (case furniture)
daybeds
dining tables
dressers (cupboards)
dressing tables
duchesses (chaise longues)
easy chairs
furniture
library tables (writing tables)
mirrors
side chairs
sideboard tables
sideboards (furniture)
sofas
tables (support furniture)
writing tables
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
photographs
Restrictions
Access may be restricted due to fragility of album.

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