"Hall Seats: Stuffed Sofas, Georgian Sofas, Miscellaneous Stuffed Sofas 47"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1973, undated

GUSN

GUSN-295469

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Description

Photo album titled: "Hall Seats: Stuffed Sofas, Georgian Sofas, Miscellaneous Stuffed Sofas 47." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title, subtitle, and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 124 dark gray pages, most of which are now loose. Fifteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 117 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of upholstered sofas manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; mode numbers are also provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: S. Agoos; Alley & Emery (Boston, MA); Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); William T. Brown; Charles Austin Buck (Bethlehem, PA); Algar Cook; Cornelius Crane, yacht Illyria (Squantum, MA); M. J. Curran; Mrs. Allen Curtis (Beverly Farms, MA); Mary J. Donnelly (Newton, MA); W. P. Draper (New York, NY); M. T. Eager; H. H. Flagler (New York, NY); Mrs. Frank Foster (Baltimore, MD); Harvard College, Mr. Aldrich (Cambridge, MA); Mrs. Emilie L. Heine (Cincinnati, OH); John Sprunt Hill (Durham, NC); Hotel Lenox, Mr. Prior (Boston, MA); R. F. Hoyt (Marion, MA); Irving Trust Company (New York, NY); Dr. T. F. Kenney (Shrewsbury, MA); Lester Leland; Ernest Whitworth Marland (Ponca City, OK); North German Lloyd Steamship Co. (Boston, MA); N.Y. & Porto Rico Steamship Co.; John S. Pillsbury; Mrs. Frank Poor; Mrs. A. L. Putnam (Wrentham, MA); Kingman N. Robin; Joseph Samuels (Providence, RI); Miss E. D. Sharpe; Max Shoop; Paul Starrett (New York, NY); Mrs. E. J. Switzer, Jr. (Amherst, MA); Union of St. John the Baptist of America; Mrs. A. P. Warner; and Samuel Clay Williams (Winston-Salem, NC). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sofas
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 87.47

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 124 pages and 117 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.002.067

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Dimensions

14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 3/4 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details

Originator

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

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photographs

Description Level

File