"Bedsteads 17A"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Bedsteads 17A." 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 140 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. None of the pages are blank. Album contains 140 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of beds manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Also included are two photographs which are are beds manufactured by others. 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: Mrs. Winthrop Ames (North Easton, MA); Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); Mrs. Hugh Bancroft (Boston, MA): Elton G. Cushman (Taunton, MA); Ed K. Davis (Marstons Mills, MA); Roger Heald (Worcester, MA); Hotel Buckminster (Boston, MA); Ernest Whitworth Marland (Ponca City, OK); Robert McKay (Pittsburgh, PA); Mr. Prior, Hotel Lenox (Boston, MA); Alfred Rheinstein (New York, NY); Joseph Samuels (Providence, RI); F. M. Sedgwick (Cambridge, MA); and F. H. Stuart (Newton, MA). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
sleigh beds
tester beds
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 41.17A

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 140 pages and 140 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 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 3 (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