Loose Photographs


Box containing 64 black-and-white photographs, some of which are mounted on cardboard or heavy paper. Photographs are of a variety of furnishings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Types of furniture depicted include: tables, desks, servers, sideboards, beds, chests and bureaus, night stands, arm chairs, side chairs, and bookcases. Room interiors are also presented and one photograph depicts the exterior of the Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport factory in Cambridge, MA. The order number and year are often noted; model numbers are also provided in a few cases. Several customer names are noted on photographs; additional customers have been determined by crossreferencing model and order information with that of other photographs in the collection. Known customers include: Aetna Life Insurance Co. (Hartford, CT); Charles Albert Coffin (Locust Valley, NY); F. W. Crehore (Brookline, MA); Mrs. A. E. Davis (Dover, MA); William Ellery; First Church of Christ Scientist; Mrs. W. B. Garrett; Harvard, University, Strauss Dormitory (Cambridge, MA); W. H. Hoffman (Providence, RI); E. R. Reuten; T. M. Rotch; F. M. Sackett (Louisville, KY); F. A. Washburn; and Mrs. Kenneth Wood (Providence, RI). Digital images of a selection of the photographs are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

tables (support furniture)
chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
beds (furniture)
chests (case furniture)
writing tables
chests of drawers
servers (sideboards)
sideboards (furniture)
chaises longues
interior design
black-and-white photographs

Physical Description

1 box containing 64 photographs

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code



12 x 15 x 2 1/4 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details


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

Material Type

black-and-white photographs

Accruals Note

No number was assigned by the Strong Museum.

Description Level