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"Bishop's Chairs 9A"

CC010.002.011 (RS219648)


Photo album titled: "Bishop's Chairs 9A." Title and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Earlier title and volume number have been scratched out on spine and front cover. Album has a beige fabric covering and 106 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Fifteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 92 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of church seats 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 also handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: All Souls Church (Plainfield, NJ); Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, NY); Chapel of the Cross (Chapel Hill, SC); Christ Church (Cranbrook, MI); Christ Church (Hamilton, MA); Church of the Covenant (Erie, PA); Church of the Messiah (Patterson, NJ); Convent of the Sacred Heart (Boston, MA); First Parish of Malden, Univeralist (Malden, MA); First Unitarian Church (Taunton, MA); Rev. John P. Gorham (Woburn, MA); Grace Church (New York, NY); M. E. Church (Durham, NC); Reformed Church (Huntingdon, PA); Reformed Church of Harlem (New York, NY); St. Andrew's Chapel; St. Mark's Church (Southboro, MA); St. Mary's (Fall River, MA); St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, NY); St. Patrick's Church (New York, NY); St. Paul's Church (Brockton, MA); St. Stephen's Church (Grand-Mere, Canada); St. Thomas Church (New York, NY); St. Vincent's Church; Washington National Cathedral, St. Joseph's Chapel (Washington, DC); Washington University; and Westminster Presbyterian Church (Albany, 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 106 pages and 92 photos (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2x 2 1/2(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 28.9A
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
Christian religious building fixtures
chairs (furniture forms)
choir stalls
side chairs
stalls (religious building fixtures)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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