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"Miscellaneous: Billiard Racks, Flower Boxes, Folding Steps, Lighting Fixtures, Radiator Covers, Wood Baskets 54A"

CC010.002.083 (RS223588)


Photo album titled: "Miscellaneous: Billiard Racks, Flower Boxes, Folding Steps, Lighting Fixtures, Radiator Covers, Wood Bskets 54." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title, subtitle, and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 150 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Twenty-six of the pages are blank. Album contains 126 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of miscellaneous items manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Photographed items include: planters, waste baskets, lighting fixtures (including floor lamps and table lamps), candlesticks, globes, lecterns, writing counters, store display cabinets, andirons, fire tool sets, log holders, wardrobes, bulletin boards, filing and other cabinets, tables, folding step stools, woodwork, and drapery cornices. 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: Charles S. Bird (East Walpole, MA); T. F. Brannan; W. S. Cherry; W. P. Draper (New York, NY); Julia Grant (new York, NY); Louis Haucke; Charles Holton (Essex Falls, NJ); Jay's (Boston, MA); Jesuit Novitiate (Wernersville, PA); Murdock Johnson; Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Chapel at Mt. McGregor (Mt. McGregor, NY); Milton Academy (Milton, MA); E. R. Pierce (Weston, MA); Dr. Carlyle Pope (Milton, MA); J. Merrill Richards (Boston, MA); Mrs. Joseph Samuels (Providence, RI); George A Sheddon (New York, NY); St. Lawrence University, Beta Chapter House (Canton, NY); St. Mark's Church; F. W. Swindells; Thayer-McNeil Co. (Wellesley, MA); Union Trust Co. (Providence, RI); Waterbury Masonic Temple (Waterbury, CT); West & Co. (New York, NY); and Valentine Winters. 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 150 pages and 126 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
14 3/4x 12 1/2x 3(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 103.54A
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
bulletin boards
cabinets (case furniture)
counters (furniture)
filing cabinets
floor lamps
globes (cartographic spheres)
lighting fixtures
planters (containers)
step stools
storage and display furniture
table lamps
tables (support furniture)
trash cans
utility furniture
wardrobes (case furniture)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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