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Portfolio -- Advertisements and Related Ephemera

CC010.009.011 (RS233510)


Portfolio containing containing approximately 200 pieces of ephemera, fifteen of which are loose and the remaining arranged by subject in 53 envelopes. Portfolio has maroon fabric cover with title "Publication de L'Institute de France / Monuments Antiques / II" stamped in gold on front. Contents do not relate to title subject in any way; presumably portfolio was utlized solely for safekeeping. Contents were arranged and housed in envelopes by staff of The Strong Museum.

The first envelope contains two bookplate designs and eight-two photomechanical prints of advertisements for Irving and Casson or Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Digital images of a selection of these items is attached to this record. The remaining envelopes contain photos, photomechanical prints, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings and other ephemera relating to primarily ecclesiastical interiors and furnishings, some of which depict the work of Irving and Casson or Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Many of the photographs and prints relate to those shown in the advertisements. Others are presumably for reference purposes.

Customers named in the items include: All Saints Church (Brookline, MA); Henry Forbes Bigelow (Boston, MA); Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, NY); Christ Church (Cranbrook, MI); Church of the Advent (Boston, MA); Church of the Ascension (Montgomery, AL); Church of the Heavenly Rest (New York, NY); Church of the Incarnation (Garden City, NJ); William R. Coe (Oyster Bay, NY): Convent of the Transfiguration (Glendale, OH); Employers' Liability Assurance Co. (Boston, MA); First Congregational Church (Montclair, NJ); Grace Church (Colorado Springs, CO); Grace Church (Salem, MA); J. P. Morgan & Co. (New York, NY); James N. Hill (Old Westbury, NY); Lehman Bros. (New York, NY); Marland Oil Company (Ponca City, OK); Nebraska State Capital (Lincoln, NE); Park Avenue Methodist Episcoplal Church (New York, NY); James de Wolfe Perry (Providence, RI); Reformed Church of Harlem (New York, NY); Seminary of the Immaculate Conception (Huntington, NY); St. James Epicopal Church (New York, NY); St. John's Church (Beverly Farms, MA); St. John's Church (Hartford, CT); St. John's of Lattingtown (Locust Valley, NY); St. Luke's Church (East Hampton, NY); St. Martin's Church (Providence, RI); St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, NY); St. Thomas' Church (New York, NY); Trinity Church (Newton Centre, MA); and Paul Watkins.

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Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I
Collection Code
1880-1973, undated
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 portfolio containing approximately 200 pieces of ephemera (18 x 12 3/4 x 2 inches)
18x 12 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
18x 12 3/4x 2(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Reference Code

Record details

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
Christian religious building fixtures
religious building fixtures
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
clippings (information artifacts)
photomechanical prints
No number was assigned by The Strong Museum.