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"Modern Furniture / S. Borinquen 95"

CC010.002.168 (RS218852)


Photo album titled: "Modern Furniture / S. S. Borinquen / 95." Title is hand printed on a round paper label affixed to spine. Subtitle and volume number are handwritten on separate retangular paper labels affixed to spine. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Album has 108 olive green pages; fourteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 95 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of furniture forms manufactured by Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. between 1925 and 1935. Forms include arm chairs, side chairs, swivel chairs, cabinets, tables and beds. The order number or model number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also present in some case. Customer names are handwritten on some pages. Named customers include: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); Eastern Steamship Co.; Hotel Continental (Cambridge, MA); Irving Trust Company (New York, NY); Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (Newport News, VA); and North German Lloyd Steamship Co. (Boston, MA). Also included in the album are a photograph of an office interior and a photomechanical print of an interior elevation. The S.S. Borinquen was a steamship that was launched in 1930 and built by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, a client of Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co.; however, it is not possible at this time to associate specific photographs in the album with the vessel. 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
1925-1935, undated
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 photo album containing 108 pages and 95 photographs (11 x 15 1/2 x 2 inches)
11x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
11x 15 1/2x 2(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 207.95
Reference Code

Record details

Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
beds (furniture)
benches (furniture)
cabinets (case furniture)
chairs (furniture forms)
dressing tables
interior elevations
side chairs
swivel chairs
tables (support furniture)
trash cans
umbrella stands
writing desks
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
photomechanical prints
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Hotel Continental (Cambridge, MA)

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