"Swivel and Office Chairs 9"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Swivel and Office Chairs 9." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 170 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. One page is blank. Album contains 180 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of office chairs manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Both arm chairs and side chairs are included; some have swivel bases.The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also provided in some cases. Customer names are noted on some album pages. Named customers include: Ames Memorial Library (North Easton, MA); Anaconda Copper Co.; Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); Blue Hill National Bank (Milton, MA); Chase National Bank (New York, NY); Christian Science Reading Room; Dillon, Read & Co. (New York, NY); Dollar Steamship Lines (Boston, MA); Thomas Drier; H. M. Faxon; First National Bank of North Carolina; Alvan Tufts Fuller; J. J. Hill; Howard Savings Institute (Newark, NJ); Irving Trust Co. (New York, NY); A. J. Lloyd; Louis E. Moore; J. P. Morgan Co. (New York, NY); National Park Bank (New York, NY); North German Lloyd Steamship Co. (Boston, MA); Norwood National Bank (Norwood, MA); Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH); Providence Institute for Savings (Providence, RI); The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (New York, NY); Scranton Lace Co. (Scranton, PA); Security Insurance Co.; State Street Trust Co. (Boston, MA); Georgia Talmey; Thayer-McNeil Co. (Wellesley, MA); Union of St. John the Baptist in America; Union Trust Co. (Providence, RI); United States Military Academy (West Point, NY); Washington State Legislative Building (Olympia, WA); Whitin Machine Co. (Whitinsville, MA); and William Whitman (Brookline, MA). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 27.9

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 170 pages and 180 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 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 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