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"Bank Furniture 36B"

CC010.002.046 (RS219956)


Photo album titled: "Bank Furniture 36B." Title is hand printed on paper label applied over an earlier handprinted title on front cover; title and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 48 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Four of the pages are blank. Album contains 45 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of furnishings for banks including chairs, desks, tables, racks, and stools manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Also included are: two interior photographs of a meeting room at Employers' Liability Assurance Corp. taken by Paul J. Weber of Dorchester Center, MA; one interior photograph of a room at the Strauss Dormitory at Harvard College; and an interior photograph of a room of the Jeremiah Lee Mansion (Marblehead, MA) by Frank Cousins. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs. Customer names are also handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: Employers' Liability Assurance Corp. (Boston, MA); First National Bank (Boston, MA); National Park Bank (New York, NY); Newton Trust Company (Waban, MA); Security Insurance Company (Boston, MA); and State Street Trust (Boston, MA); and Worcester North Saving Institution (Fitchburg, MA). 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
1924-1931, undated
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 photo album containing 48 pages and 45 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2x 1 1/2(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 66.36B
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)
Other People
Cousins, Frank, 1851-
Weber, Paul J.
Descriptive Terms
banks (financial institutions)
chairs (furniture forms)
racks (supporting devices)
side chairs
stools (seating furniture)
tables (support furniture)
writing tables
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Places (Buildings)
Jeremiah Lee Mansion

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