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"Desks: Droplid Secretary 53B"

CC010.002.081 (RS224337)


Photo album titled: "Desks: Droplid Secretary 53B." Title, subtitle, and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. The hand printed word "French" is scratched through on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 68 dark gray pages, some of which are now loose. Twelve of the pages are blank. Album contains one loose and 57 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of drop lid secretaries and desks 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 are also present in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); E. K. Davis (Marstons Mills, MA): A. L. Loomis (Tuxedo Park, NY); and Florence Pooler (Stoneham, 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
1880-1973, undated
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 photo album containing 68 pages and 58 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2x 1 3/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 101.53B
Reference Code

Record details

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)
Irving & Casson
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
case furniture
fall-front desks
secretaries (furniture)
slant-front desks
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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