"Bureaus 18A"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Bureaus 18A." 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 142 dark gray pages, some of which are now partially loose. Five of the pages are blank. Album contains 142 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of bureaus and chests manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Some bureaus have attached mirrors; a portion of the remaining bureaus are shown with related wall mirrors. 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); Edward Bok (Mountain Lake, FL); Paul Clark (Brookline, MA); W. P. Draper (New York, NY); Roger Heald (Worcester, MA); Miss and Mrs. J. B. Mahoney (Chestnut Hill, MA); Mr. Prior, Hotel Brunswick (Boston, MA); Mr. Prior, Hotel Lenox (Boston, MA); and F. H. Stuart (Newton, MA). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

dressers (chests of drawers)
chests (case furniture)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 43.18A

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 142 pages and 142 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