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Photograph Album -- Case Furniture

CC011.007.001 (RS242275)

Description

Photo album. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Binding is missing on spine where title had been affixed with a paper label. Label is not present. Album has 126 olive green pages, 26 of which are blank. Album contains two loose and 100 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of case furniture manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Types of furniture include: cabinets, cupboards, radio cabinets, commodes, lowboys, secretaries. corner cupboards, bookcases, and display cabinets. Order number and year are displayed in some photographs; model numbers are also provided in some instances. Also present in the album are thirteen loose photomechanical prints, eleven of which are of Michaelangelo's paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.

No customer names are noted on the photographs; however, some customers may be identified by cross referencing order numbers and years to other items in the collection whre the customer name is known. Identified customers include: Elinor E. Abbot; Mrs. S. G. Adams (Boston, MA); John W. Alden (West Newton, MA); Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); Frank Barrabee; Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); Paul Clark (Brookline, MA); Morgan W. Daboll; Employers' Liability Assurance Co. (Boston, MA); Richard Engstrom (Lexington, MA); Albert M. French; Mrs. Edwin Ginn (Winchester, MA); Mrs. Robert H. Grass; Mrs. J. D. Henderson; Mrs. John J. Hicks; H. D. Hinman (Binghampton, NY); H. A. Hoffman (Barrington, RI); Mrs. Roland G. Hopkins; International Nickel Company Inc. (New York, NY); Jay's (Boston, MA); Johns Manville Corp.; Mrs. Benjamin N. Johnson (Lynn, MA); Mrs. M. Kattwinkel; Louis Kroh Liggett (Chestnut Hill, MA); Charles D. Maginnis (Brookline, MA); William M. Marston (Newton, MA); Abner Merrill; E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); Henry M. Shreve; Henry Davis Sleeper (Boston, MA); Starrett & van Vleck (New York, NY); M. H. Stephens; Union Trust Co. (Providence, RI); and Worcester Country Club (Worcester, MA).

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Details

Collection Name
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
Collection Code
CC011
Dates
1880-1973, undated
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 photo album containing 126 pages and 102 photographs (11 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches)
Dimensions
11x 15 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
11x 15 1/2x 2 1/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Corporate Records
Description Level
Item
GUSN
312751
Reference Code
CC011.007.001

Record details

Originator
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)
Irving & Casson (Compiler)
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)
Other People
Sleeper, Henry Davis, 1878-1934
Descriptive Terms
bookcases
cabinets (case furniture)
case furniture
china cabinets
commodes (French chests of drawers)
corner cabinets
cupboards
hanging cabinets
low chests
music cabinets
secretaries (furniture)
secretary-bookcases (bookcases)
work tables
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
photographs
photomechanical prints

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