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"Duplicate Photographs"

CC010.006.001 (RS225547)


Portfolio titled: "Duplicate Photographs" Title is printed in black on a red-edged paper label affixed to the front of the portfolio. Portfolio has a dark gray fabric covering and dark gray fabric ties. A book plate is glued inside the front cover and reads: "Irving / and / Casson / Custom Furniture, / Interior Finish, / Wood Mantel, / Decorations and / Upholstery. / Church Furniture. / 150 Boylston St. / Boston." Handwritten on the inside front cover is "No. 5."

The portoflio contains includes 219 loose photographs (including cyanotypes) arranged by subject matter in ten paper folders with handwritten titles. The subject categories are: "Mantels," "Desks," "Sideboards and Serving Tables," "Graphophone Cases," "Cabinets and Chests," "Chairs and Sofas," "Church Furniture," "Chamber Furniture," " Clock Cases," and "Miscelaneous [sic] Tables," Sixteen unfiled loose photographs are on top of the packets. The photographs depict a variety of furnishings made by Irving and Casson and Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. It does not appear rhat any of the furnishings were made by A. H. Davenport Co. before its 1913-1914 merger with Irving and Casson.

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: Alley & Emery (Boston, MA); Oakes Ames; Thomas H. Buttimer (Hingham, MA); Christ Church (New Haven, CT); Christian Science Church; Columbia Graphophone Co. (New York, NY); John V. Dettemer; Elks Club; First Baptist Church (Pittsburgh, PA); Ford & Thomas; Grace Church; Julia Grant (New York, NY); Mrs. W. L. Heine; H. A. Hoffman (Barrington, R. I.); W. H. Hoffman; Albert W. Kaffenburgh (Brookline, MA); Bishop Lawrence; Lord & Taylor (New York, NY); H. MacLean (Evanston, IL); Manufacturers and Traders National Bank (Buffalo, NY); Marx & Jones (St. Louis, MO); McCann, by F. W. Woolworth (New York, NY); Page & Shaw (New York, NY); Mr. Parker; R. J. Reynolds (North Carolina); Max Shoop (New York, NY); Smith College (Northampton, MA); George E. Smith; St. Andrew Chapel of St. James' Church (Chicago, IL); St. Anne's Church; St. Paul's Church; St. Thomas' Church (New York, NY); F. W. Stearns (Boston, MA); Trinity Church (New York, NY); United States Military Academy (West Point, NY); Washington National Cathedral, Bethlehem Chapel (Washington, D. C.); and F. W. Woolworth (Glen Cove, NY and New York, NY). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the portfolio 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 portfolio containing 235 loose photographs (14 1/8 x 11 1/8 x 1 1/4)
14 1/8x 11 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
14 1/8x 11 1/8x 1 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 284.1
Reference Code

Record details

Irving & Casson (Compiler)
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
beds (furniture)
cabinets (case furniture)
chairs (furniture forms)
chests (case furniture)
cheval glasses
chiffonnières (low chests of drawers)
console tables
dining tables
dressing glasses
dressing tables
lamps (lighting devices)
night tables
religious building fixtures
servers (sideboards)
side chairs
sideboards (furniture)
tables (support furniture)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
cyanotypes (photographic prints)
portfolios (containers)
portfolios (groups of works)

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