"Imported Chairs: Arm, Modern, Miscellaneous 3B"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Imported Chairs: Arm, Modern, Miscellaneous 3B." Title and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 52 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Ten of the pages are blank. Album contains one loose and 45 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of chairs manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers have also been provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: Abercrombie & Fitch Co.; Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); C. Brewer & Co. (Honolulu, T.H.); E. G. Cushman; T. J. Johnson (Magnolia, MA); Mrs. E. D. Jordan; George C. Lee; N.Y. & Porto Rico Steamship Co.; T. R. Rice (Brookline, MA); St. Vincent's (New York); and F.H. Stuart (Newton, MA). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 21.3B

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 52 pages and 46 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

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

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase


14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 1 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

Description Level