"Somnos 21"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Somnos 21." 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 132 dark gray pages. Five of the pages are blank. Album contains one loose and 130 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of night stands or somnoes 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 handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: Mrs. Winthrop Ames (North Easton, MA); Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); F. H. Goodyear; Roger Heald (Worcester, MA); Henry Hornblower (Boston, MA); Hotel Lenox, Mr. Prior (Boston, MA); Miss E. Larson (New York, NY); Mrs. C. T. Lovering (Boston, MA); Ernest Whitworth Marland (Ponca City, OK); James Parsons (New York, NY); Florence Pooler (Skowhegan, ME); E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); Mrs. Alfred Rheinstein (New York, NY); Jospeh Samuels (Providence, RI); Frederick S. Swindells; and E. R. Sylvester. Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

night tables
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 47.21

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 132 pages and 131 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