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CC010.009.005 (RS225695)

Description

Box containing 64 black-and-white photographs, some of which are mounted on cardboard or heavy paper. Photographs are of a variety of furnishings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Types of furniture depicted include: tables, desks, servers, sideboards, beds, chests and bureaus, night stands, arm chairs, side chairs, and bookcases. Room interiors are also presented and one photograph depicts the exterior of the Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport factory in Cambridge, MA. The order number and year are often noted; model numbers are also provided in a few cases. Several customer names are noted on photographs; additional customers have been determined by crossreferencing model and order information with that of other photographs in the collection. Known customers include: Aetna Life Insurance Co. (Hartford, CT); Charles Albert Coffin (Locust Valley, NY); F. W. Crehore (Brookline, MA); Mrs. A. E. Davis (Dover, MA); William Ellery; First Church of Christ Scientist; Mrs. W. B. Garrett; Harvard, University, Strauss Dormitory (Cambridge, MA); W. H. Hoffman (Providence, RI); E. R. Reuten; T. M. Rotch; F. M. Sackett (Louisville, KY); F. A. Washburn; and Mrs. Kenneth Wood (Providence, RI). Digital images of a selection of the photographs are attached to this record.

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
CC010
Dates
1880-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 box containing 64 photographs
Dimensions
12x 15 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
12x 15x 2 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
File
GUSN
310276
Reference Code
CC010.009.005

Record details

Originator
Possibly A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries)
Possibly Irving & Casson
Possibly Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co.
Descriptive Terms
armchairs
beds (furniture)
bookcases
chairs (furniture forms)
chaises longues
chests (case furniture)
chests of drawers
chests-on-chests
desks
interior design
servers (sideboards)
side chairs
sideboards (furniture)
sofas
tables (support furniture)
writing tables
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photographs
Notes
No number was assigned by the Strong Museum.

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