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CC010.006.003 (RS225585)


Photo album. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Album has 54 olive green pages; seventeen of the pages are blank. Album contains 37 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of case furniture manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The case furniture includes desks, chests, sewing tables and cabinets in a variety of styles; however, all of the pieces open to reveal phonographs or radio receivers. The order number, model number and year are noted on many photographs; no customer names are noted. Several pages have a label for the American Radio and Research Corporation (AMRAD) of Medford Hillside, MA. AMRAD broadcast WGI, one of the first commercial radio stations in the United States from 1915 to 1925. It is presumed that Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport manufactured these pieces for sale to AMRAD or its listeners. 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
1900-1925, undated
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 photo album containing 54 pages and 37 photographs (11 x 15 x 1 1/2 inches)
11x 15 (HxW) (inches)
11x 15x 1 1/2(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Strong Museum number: 286.3
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
cabinets (case furniture)
case furniture
radio cabinets
radio receivers
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums

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