"Mantels: Imported Mantels 52A"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1973, undated

GUSN

GUSN-295479

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Description

Photo album titled: "Mantels: Imported Mantels 52A." 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 104 dark gray pages, some of which are now loose. Seven of the pages are blank. Album contains 97 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of fireplace mantels 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; no model numbers have been added. Also included in the 97 photographs are two of 18th century English mantels that were imported. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: Mrs. Hugh Grant (New York, NY); W. L. Mellon (Pittsburgh, PA): Louis Mendelssohn (Grosse Pointe, MI); and Schouler Concrete Construction Co. (Newark, NJ). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mantels
fireplaces
fireplace components
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 94.52A

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 104 pages and 97 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.002.074

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Dimensions

14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/2 (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