Photograph Album -- Case Furniture

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Binding is missing on spine where title had been affixed with a paper label. Label is not present. Album has 126 olive green pages, 26 of which are blank. Album contains two loose and 100 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of case furniture manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Types of furniture include: cabinets, cupboards, radio cabinets, commodes, lowboys, secretaries. corner cupboards, bookcases, and display cabinets. Order number and year are displayed in some photographs; model numbers are also provided in some instances. Also present in the album are thirteen loose photomechanical prints, eleven of which are of Michaelangelo's paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.
No customer names are noted on the photographs; however, some customers may be identified by cross referencing order numbers and years to other items in the collection whre the customer name is known. Identified customers include: Elinor E. Abbot; Mrs. S. G. Adams (Boston, MA); John W. Alden (West Newton, MA); Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); Frank Barrabee; Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); Paul Clark (Brookline, MA); Morgan W. Daboll; Employers' Liability Assurance Co. (Boston, MA); Richard Engstrom (Lexington, MA); Albert M. French; Mrs. Edwin Ginn (Winchester, MA); Mrs. Robert H. Grass; Mrs. J. D. Henderson; Mrs. John J. Hicks; H. D. Hinman (Binghampton, NY); H. A. Hoffman (Barrington, RI); Mrs. Roland G. Hopkins; International Nickel Company Inc. (New York, NY); Jay's (Boston, MA); Johns Manville Corp.; Mrs. Benjamin N. Johnson (Lynn, MA); Mrs. M. Kattwinkel; Louis Kroh Liggett (Chestnut Hill, MA); Charles D. Maginnis (Brookline, MA); William M. Marston (Newton, MA); Abner Merrill; E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); Henry M. Shreve; Henry Davis Sleeper (Boston, MA); Starrett & van Vleck (New York, NY); M. H. Stephens; Union Trust Co. (Providence, RI); and Worcester Country Club (Worcester, MA).


Descriptive Terms

case furniture
cabinets (case furniture)
commodes (French chests of drawers)
corner cabinets
china cabinets
music cabinets
secretaries (furniture)
secretary-bookcases (bookcases)
hanging cabinets
low chests
work tables
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photomechanical prints

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 126 pages and 102 photographs (11 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase


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

Record Details


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

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photomechanical prints

Other People

Sleeper, Henry Davis, 1878-1934

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