Scrapbook -- Phonograph Cabinet Designs

Description

Untitled scrapbook. Scrapbook has green and brown leather binding. Binding on spine is missing and worn in other areas. Handwritten inside front cover is: "Irving & Casson : : A. H. Davenport Co. : : 601 Fifth Avenue, N. Y." Scrapbook has 202 pages, all of which are extremely fragile and brittle. Some pages are now loose. Album contains design drawings rendered on trace depicting radio and phonograph cabinets manufactured by Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport. All drawings are rendered in pencil with the exception of one which is in pencil and watercolor. Scrapbook also contains clippings of advertisements for radios, phonographs, and cabinets as well as promotional brochures and literature from companies including Victor Talking Machine Co., Atwater Kent Manufacturing Company, Everett Piano Company, Sonora Phonograph Company, and The Poole Company. Drawings and advertisements are generally affixed to pages with glue; however, some items such as brochures are loose. A matted birthday card with a reproduction of a William Clark painting on its front is loose inside the front cover. Digital images of a selection of design drawings from the scrapbook are attached to this record.

Details

Descriptive Terms

gramophones
phonographs
radio receivers
radio cabinets
cabinets (case furniture)
scrapbooks
design drawings
sketches
advertisements

Physical Description

1 scrapbook (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 2 inches)

Collection Code

CC011

Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition

1994

Reference Code

CC011.001.003.003

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 3 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details

Originator

Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co.

Material Type

scrapbooks
design drawings
sketches
advertisements

Description Level

Item