"Miscellaneous: Billiard Racks, Flower Boxes, Folding Steps, Lighting Fixtures, Radiator Covers, Wood Baskets 54A"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1973, undated

GUSN

GUSN-295500

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Description

Photo album titled: "Miscellaneous: Billiard Racks, Flower Boxes, Folding Steps, Lighting Fixtures, Radiator Covers, Wood Bskets 54." 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 150 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Twenty-six of the pages are blank. Album contains 126 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of miscellaneous items manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Photographed items include: planters, waste baskets, lighting fixtures (including floor lamps and table lamps), candlesticks, globes, lecterns, writing counters, store display cabinets, andirons, fire tool sets, log holders, wardrobes, bulletin boards, filing and other cabinets, tables, folding step stools, woodwork, and drapery cornices. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers have also been provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: Charles S. Bird (East Walpole, MA); T. F. Brannan; W. S. Cherry; W. P. Draper (New York, NY); Julia Grant (new York, NY); Louis Haucke; Charles Holton (Essex Falls, NJ); Jay's (Boston, MA); Jesuit Novitiate (Wernersville, PA); Murdock Johnson; Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Chapel at Mt. McGregor (Mt. McGregor, NY); Milton Academy (Milton, MA); E. R. Pierce (Weston, MA); Dr. Carlyle Pope (Milton, MA); J. Merrill Richards (Boston, MA); Mrs. Joseph Samuels (Providence, RI); George A Sheddon (New York, NY); St. Lawrence University, Beta Chapter House (Canton, NY); St. Mark's Church; F. W. Swindells; Thayer-McNeil Co. (Wellesley, MA); Union Trust Co. (Providence, RI); Waterbury Masonic Temple (Waterbury, CT); West & Co. (New York, NY); and Valentine Winters. Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.

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Descriptive Terms

wastebaskets
trash cans
filing cabinets
woodwork
wardrobes (case furniture)
globes (cartographic spheres)
lecterns
storage and display furniture
step stools
counters (furniture)
bulletin boards
planters (containers)
utility furniture
floor lamps
table lamps
lighting fixtures
candlesticks
lampshades
firesets
cabinets (case furniture)
tables (support furniture)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 103.54A

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 150 pages and 126 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.002.083

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Dimensions

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

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photographs

Description Level

File