"Bishop's Chairs 9A"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Bishop's Chairs 9A." Title and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Earlier title and volume number have been scratched out on spine and front cover. Album has a beige fabric covering and 106 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Fifteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 92 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of church seats 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 also handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: All Souls Church (Plainfield, NJ); Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, NY); Chapel of the Cross (Chapel Hill, SC); Christ Church (Cranbrook, MI); Christ Church (Hamilton, MA); Church of the Covenant (Erie, PA); Church of the Messiah (Patterson, NJ); Convent of the Sacred Heart (Boston, MA); First Parish of Malden, Univeralist (Malden, MA); First Unitarian Church (Taunton, MA); Rev. John P. Gorham (Woburn, MA); Grace Church (New York, NY); M. E. Church (Durham, NC); Reformed Church (Huntingdon, PA); Reformed Church of Harlem (New York, NY); St. Andrew's Chapel; St. Mark's Church (Southboro, MA); St. Mary's (Fall River, MA); St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, NY); St. Patrick's Church (New York, NY); St. Paul's Church (Brockton, MA); St. Stephen's Church (Grand-Mere, Canada); St. Thomas Church (New York, NY); St. Vincent's Church; Washington National Cathedral, St. Joseph's Chapel (Washington, DC); Washington University; and Westminster Presbyterian Church (Albany, NY). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
Christian religious building fixtures
choir stalls
stalls (religious building fixtures)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 28.9A

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 106 pages and 92 photos (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/2 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 2 1/2 (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

Description Level