Sample Book

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1913-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-293724

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Description

Photograph album. Album has brown textured cover; "Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co." is stamped in gold on the front. Album contains 504 starch-coated linen pages and 252 mounted black-and-white photographs. The pages are now quite brittle. Photographs depict a wide variety of furniture forms manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co. prior to its 1913-1914 merger with Irving and Casson. All of the photographs are taken in the same setting, presumably around the time of the merger. Most pages have handwritten notations including the A. H. Davenport Co. model or detail number, wood used, and some dimensions. Occasionally the new Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport model number is noted as well. Over one hundred (106) of the photographs can be cross referenced to the related design drawings in CC010.001.001-17. The related drawings are noted on the Related Objects tab of each photograph's record. Two customer names are noted: R. B. Mellon and the White House (Washington, DC).

Details

Descriptive Terms

furniture
sideboards (furniture)
sideboard tables
cabinets (case furniture)
chests (case furniture)
dressers (cupboards)
mirrors
beds (furniture)
dressing tables
writing tables
library tables (writing tables)
tables (support furniture)
dining tables
sofas
duchesses (chaise longues)
daybeds
chairs (furniture forms)
armchairs
side chairs
easy chairs
photograph albums
photographs
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

The Strong Museum number 283.1

Physical Description

1 photograph album (14 1/2 x/ 11/ 5 inches); ca. 1 linear foot

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.005

Record Details

Originator

Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)

Material Type

photograph albums
photographs
black-and-white photographs

Other Organizations

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries)

Restrictions

Access may be restricted due to fragility of album.

Description Level

Series

Arrangement

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged in album by type of object depicted such as chairs, sofas, desks, tables, etc. Album does not contain an index.