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Portfolio -- Ephemera and Photograhs

CC010.009.012 (RS233819)

Description

Portfolio containing containing approximately 101 pieces of ephemera, 57 of which are loose and the remaining arranged by subject in 15 envelopes. Portfolio has brown fabric cover with title "Charles Platt" 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 some items housed in envelopes by staff of The Strong Museum.

The envelopes contain a mixture of newspaper and magazine clippings, pencil drawings, photographs and photomechanical prints. Clippings include not only images of furniture and interiors but also full articles including: "A Brief Dictonary of English Mirrors: 1660-1800" by R. W. Symonds in The Fine Arts, April 1937 and "The American Scrutoire-Desk: Primitve-Queen Anne -- An Outline of American Furniture: Part X" by Walter A. Dyer in The Fine Arets, April 1932. Also present are nine full-color plates by Edwin Foley taken from "The Book of Decorative Furniture: Its Form, Colour, and History, in Two Volumes," London: T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1910-1911. Digital images of the full-color plates are attached to this record.

Items not in envelopes include loose photographs and unbound photo album pages which depict a wide variety of furnishings. Some of the items shown are the work of Irving and Casson or Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co.; however, the majority of the images are from other American and British furniture makers. Customers noted in these images include: All Saints Church (Worcester, MA); First German Evangelical Church (Pittsburgh, PA); and Ernest Whitworth Marland (Ponca City, OK).

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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 portfolio containing approximately 100 items of ephemera (16 3/8 x 12 x 2 inches)
Dimensions
16 3/8x 12 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
16 3/8x 12x 2(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
File
GUSN
310583
Reference Code
CC010.009.012

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
furniture
interior design
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
clippings (information artifacts)
photographs
photomechanical prints
sketches
Notes
No number was assigned by The Strong Museum.

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