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"Desks: Writing Tables, Italianate, Elizabethan, Jacobean, William & Mary, Queen Anne, Georgian"

CC010.002.079 (RS224363)


Photo album titled: "Desks: Writing Tables, Italianate, Elizabethan, Jacobean, William & Mary, Queen Anee, Georgian 53." Title, subtitle, and volume nuber are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 142 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Fourteen of the pages are blank. Album contains one loose and 130 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of desks and writing tables manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The style of most of the items photographed are not described by the album's subtitle; album cover may have been reused. 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 are: Abercrombie and Fitch Co.; Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); J. J. Bodell (Providence, RI); Brockton National Bank (Brockton, MA); Mrs. E. Cushing; W. P. Draper (New York, NY); H. B. Endicott (Dedham, MA); Essex County Club; H. H. Flagler (New York, NY); E. R. Grabow Co. (Boston, MA); Mrs. Emilie L. Heine (Cincinnati, OH); Hodgson Kennard & Co. (Boston, MA); Henry Hornblower (Boston, MA); E. B. Horne; Merchants National Bank (New Bedford, MA); Henry Miller; Northampton Instittute (Northampton, MA); Noyes Buick Co. (Boston, MA); Parker House Hotel (Boston, MA); Mrs. C. M. Pratt; E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); Hotel Lenox (Boston, MA); F. F. Reuter; F. S. Ruth (Mountain Lake, FL); Samford Building Corp. (Samford, ME); T. Suffern Tailer; Mary Tileston; and Union of St. John the Baptist of America. 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 142 pages and 131 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2x 3 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 99.53
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
writing tables
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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