Scrapbook -- Furniture: Bank, Office, Public Library; Interiors: Theatre, Shop

Collection Type

  • Manuscripts


1914-1973, undated



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Untitled scrapbook. Scrapbook has red fabric cover and is held together by twine laced through six eyelets. The number "25" is handwritten on spine. Scrapbook contains 100 pages. The bulk of the materials are clippings from 19th century and 20th century periodicals, catalogs, and magazines, such as "Arts and Decoration," "House and Garden," "Country Life," "Good Furniture," "Furniture Age," "The Architectural Forum," and "The American Architect." The majority of the clippings document interiors of bank offices, public libraries, theatres, shops, and art galleries.

Locations depicted include: American Art Galleries (New York, NY); Bankers Trust Co. (New York, NY); Bank of Italy (San Francisco, CA); Bible House (New York, NY); Bush Terminal Sales Building (New York, NY); Chamber of Commerce, Chemung Canal Trust Co. Building (Elmira, NY); Chinese Theatre (Hollywood, CA); Community Playhouse (Pasadena, CA); Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson (New York, NY); Cunard Building, East High School (Cincinnati, OH); Emerson Record Shop (New York, NY); First National Bank (Detroit, MI); First National Bank and Trust Company (Port Chester, NY); Gabriel Richard Branch of the Detroit Public Library (Detroit, Michigan); General Motors Corporation (New York, NY); Hardware Mutual Insurance Building (Stevens Point, WI); Hotel Brunswick (Boston, MA); Hotel Gouthrie (Paris, France); Howard Theatre (Atlanta, GA); Illinois Theatre (Chicago, IL); Johns-Manville, Inc. (New York, NY); Loew's State Theatre (New York, NY); Lucius Beebe Memorial Library (Wakefield, MA); Marquette National Bank (Minneapolis, MN); Mechanics Bank (New Haven, CT); Orpheum Theater (Los Angeles, CA); Post & Flag (New York, NY); S. W. Straus & Company (New York, NY); Saint Louis Public Library (St. Louis, MO); Strand Theatre (Yonkers, New York); Times Building (New York, NY); Wetzel Building (New York, NY); Wilmington Public Library (Wilmington, DE); World Theatre (Omaha, NE); YMCA (St. Louis, MO); and W. L. Rouse and L. A. Goldstone (New York, NY). Of these, the Hotel Brunswick is known to have been a client of Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport. Other locations shown may be clients as well; however, there is no documentation in this scrapbook.


Descriptive Terms

banks (financial institutions)
public libraries (buildings)
theaters (buildings)
interior design

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 277.25

Physical Description

1 scrapbook (16 x 12 x 2 1/4 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


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16 x 12 x 2 1/4 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details


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

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