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"Writing Tables: Decorated, Kidney, French 22"

CC010.002.030 (RS221611)


Photo album titled: "Writing Tables: Decorated, Kidney, French 22." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title, subtitle and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Former title is scratched out by hand on front cover and spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 96 dark gray pages. Twenty-one of the pages are blank. Album contains one loose and 76 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of writing tables manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers have also been provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: H. Laurence Achilles (Schenectady, NY); Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); J. Cameron; Earle Perry Charlton (Westport Harbor, MA); Mary J. Donnelly (Newton, MA); John Sprunt Hill (Durham, NC); Mrs. Karl Kaufman (Peterborough, NH); Charles D. Maginnis (Brookline, MA); Henry Miller; N.Y. and Porto Rico Steamship Co.; Providence Institute of Savings (Providence, RI); Mrs. William Goodsell Rockefeller; Joseph Samuels (Providence, RI); and J. H. Wainwright (New York, NY). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
1880-1973, undated
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 photo album containing 96 pages and 77 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2x 2 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 48.22
Reference Code

Record details

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)
Irving & Casson (Compiler)
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
gentlemen's writing tables
ladies' writing tables
writing tables
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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