Portfolio -- Advertisements and Related Ephemera

Description

Portfolio containing containing approximately 200 pieces of ephemera, fifteen of which are loose and the remaining arranged by subject in 53 envelopes. Portfolio has maroon fabric cover with title "Publication de L'Institute de France / Monuments Antiques / II" stamped in gold on front. Contents do not relate to title subject in any way; presumably portfolio was utlized solely for safekeeping. Contents were arranged and housed in envelopes by staff of The Strong Museum.

The first envelope contains two bookplate designs and eight-two photomechanical prints of advertisements for Irving and Casson or Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Digital images of a selection of these items is attached to this record. The remaining envelopes contain photos, photomechanical prints, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings and other ephemera relating to primarily ecclesiastical interiors and furnishings, some of which depict the work of Irving and Casson or Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Many of the photographs and prints relate to those shown in the advertisements. Others are presumably for reference purposes.

Customers named in the items include: All Saints Church (Brookline, MA); Henry Forbes Bigelow (Boston, MA); Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, NY); Christ Church (Cranbrook, MI); Church of the Advent (Boston, MA); Church of the Ascension (Montgomery, AL); Church of the Heavenly Rest (New York, NY); Church of the Incarnation (Garden City, NJ); William R. Coe (Oyster Bay, NY): Convent of the Transfiguration (Glendale, OH); Employers' Liability Assurance Co. (Boston, MA); First Congregational Church (Montclair, NJ); Grace Church (Colorado Springs, CO); Grace Church (Salem, MA); J. P. Morgan & Co. (New York, NY); James N. Hill (Old Westbury, NY); Lehman Bros. (New York, NY); Marland Oil Company (Ponca City, OK); Nebraska State Capital (Lincoln, NE); Park Avenue Methodist Episcoplal Church (New York, NY); James de Wolfe Perry (Providence, RI); Reformed Church of Harlem (New York, NY); Seminary of the Immaculate Conception (Huntington, NY); St. James Epicopal Church (New York, NY); St. John's Church (Beverly Farms, MA); St. John's Church (Hartford, CT); St. John's of Lattingtown (Locust Valley, NY); St. Luke's Church (East Hampton, NY); St. Martin's Church (Providence, RI); St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, NY); St. Thomas' Church (New York, NY); Trinity Church (Newton Centre, MA); and Paul Watkins.

Details

Descriptive Terms

ephemera
advertising
religious building fixtures
Christian religious building fixtures
ephemera
advertisements
clippings (information artifacts)
photographs
black-and-white photographs
photomechanical prints

Physical Description

1 portfolio containing approximately 200 pieces of ephemera (18 x 12 3/4 x 2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.009.011

Dimensions

18 x 12 3/4 x 2 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details

Originator

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

ephemera
advertisements
clippings (information artifacts)
photographs
black-and-white photographs
photomechanical prints

Accruals Note

No number was assigned by The Strong Museum.

Description Level

File