Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Beds." Title is hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 122 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Eleven of the pages are blank. Album contains 110 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. Photographs of one night stand and two desks are also included. Album contains one photograph of a bed manufactured by another firm. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also present in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: Paul Clark (Brookline, MA); Mrs. M. M. Dobyne; W. P. Draper (New York, NY); Mrs. Richard Milton (Swampscott, MA); Mrs. Alfred Pillsbury (Minneapolis, MN); E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); Joseph Samuels (Providence, RI); Mrs. H. E. Sargent; Silvia Sears (Chestnut Hill, MA); Mrs. Jane Stevens; and Miss S. W. Williams (Cambridge, MA). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
night tables
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 42.17B

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 122 pages and 110 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