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"Hymn Boards 8"

CC010.002.090 (RS212328)


Photo album titled "Hymn Boards 8" Title was hand printed on a round paper label affixed to spine; volume number was also printed on a paper label affixed to spine. Spine is now torn and both numbers are inside front cover. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Album has 70 olive green pages; 35 of the pages are blank. Album contains 35 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of hymn boards and memorial plaques 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 provided in some cases. Church names noted on pages are St. Thomas Church (New York, NY) and Trinity Church. Three loose items were also found inside album: two printed catalog pages showing hymn board models 15684 and 15685 and one rough pencil sketch of hymn board model M7864 (CC010.002.090.001). 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 70 pages and 35 photographs (11 x 15 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: 117.8
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
hymn boards
plaques (flat objects)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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