"Stools, Benches, Etc. 16"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Stools: Benches, Etc. 16." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title, subtitle and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 188 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Two of the pages are blank. Album contains 202 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of stools, benches and foot stools 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 are also provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); William Anderson (Stamford, CT); Mrs. C. P. Bancroft; Bank of New York and Trust Co. (New York, NY); George F. Booth (Worcester, MA); Mrs. Thomas Bradlee (Boston, MA); Mrs. George Brown (Honolulu, TH); George R. Brown (Newton, MA); D. E. Burbank (Springfield, MA); Mrs. G. E. Carter, Hotel Somerset (Boston, MA); Robert Casson (Newton, MA); Mrs. D. E. Catlin (St. Louis, MO); Church of St. James the Less (Philadelphia, PA); Mrs. Paul Clark (Brookline, MA); W. H. Coolidge; Mrs. H. G. Cutler; A. W. Donovan (Quincy, MA); Estabrook & Co.; Walter M. Evatt (Wolfboro, NH); Fishers Island Corp. (Fishers Island, NY); Richard Heald (Worcester, MA); John Sprunt Hill (Raleigh-Durham, NC); Hodgson Kennard & Co. (Boston, MA); Mrs. Frank Hopewell (Newton, MA); Henry Hornblower (Boston, MA): Mrs. M. G. Houghton; Irving Trust Company (New York, NY); Dr. T. F. Kenney (Shrewsbury, MA); H. O. Marcy, Jr.; Ernest Whitworth Marland (Ponca City, OK); N. F. Milne (Manchester, NH); Milton Academy (Milton, MA); Mrs. Morse; N.Y. & Porto Rico Steamship Co.; W. H. Nichols (Oyster Bay, NY); North German Lloyd Steamship Co. (Boston, MA); E. R. Pierce; Peter Kiewit Sons' (Omaha, NE); E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); F. S. Ruth (Mountain Lake, FL); Joseph Samuels (Providence, RI); Savings Bank of Utica (Utica, NY); J. C. Stout (Beach Bluff, MA); F. H. Stuart (Newton, MA); Mrs. N. M. Thayer; Washington State Legislative Building (Olympia, WA); Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA); William Whitman (Brookline, MA); Samuel Clay Williams (Winston-Salem, NC); and T. E. Worcester (Waltham, MA). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

stools (seating furniture)
benches (furniture)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 40.16

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 188 pages and 202 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 4 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 4 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