Photograph Album -- "Altars and Reredoes"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled "Altars and Reredoes." Title is hand printed on a round paper label affixed to spine. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Album has 84 olive green pages; nineteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 65 mounted black-and-white photographs. One blueprint is also included. Photographs are of a variety of altars, reredoses and ecclesiastical carvings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. One prayer desk is also included. Order number and year are displayed in some photographs. Some customer names are also present. Other customers were identified by cross referencing order numbers and years to other items in the collection where the customer name is known. Identified customers include: Church of the Annunciation; Church of the Ascension (Montgomery, AL); Church of the Covenant (Erie, PA); Mrs. James C. Farrell (Gloucester, MA); Fifth Avenue Baptist Church (New York, NY); Grace Church (Colorado Springs, CO); Novitiate of the Helpers of the Holy Souls (Chappaqua, NY); St. Aidan's Church (Brookline, MA); St. Andrew's Chapel of St. James' Church (Chicago, IL); St. Andrew's Church (Hyannisport, MA); St. John's Church (Beverly Farms, MA); St. John's Church (West Hartford, CT); St. John's P. E. Church (Winthrop, MA); St. Joseph's Chapel of St. Paul's Church (Brooklyn, NY); St. Luke's Chapel of Trinity Church (New York, NY); St. Mark's Church; St. Martin's Church (Providence, RI); St. Paul's Church (Duluth, MN); St. Paul's School (Concord, NH); and Trinity Lutheran Church (Fort Wayne, IN). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.
This album is related to a series of photograph albums in CC010; however, the volume number is not known.


Descriptive Terms

altars (religious building fixtures)
reredoses (screens)
carvings (visual works)
prie-dieus (benches)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photomechanical prints

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 84 pages and 65 photographs (11 x 15 1/2 x 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 (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

Description Level