"Miscellaneous Church Furniture: Organs, Tablets, Fonts, Font Covers, Hymn, Miscellaneous 28B"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Misc. Church Furniture: Organs, Tablets, Fonts, Font Covers, Hymn, Miscellaneous 28B." Title, subtitle and volume numbers are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 158 dark gray pages, some of which are now loose. Eight of the pages are blank. Album contains one loose and 154 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of church furnishings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their sucessor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. The furnishings include fonts and font covers, organ cases, crucifixes, candlesticks, hymn boards, memorial plaques, benches, tables pyx, and confessionals as well as other items. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs. Customer names are also provided on some album pages. Named customers include: James C. Brady (Gladstone, NJ); Bureau of Charities (Brooklyn, NY); Calvary Baptist Church (Washington, DC); Central Catholic High School (Toledo, OH); Choate School (Wallingford, CT); Christ Church (Cranbrook, MI); Christ Church (New Brighton, NY); Christ Church (Springfield, MA); Church of the Advent; Church of the Covenant (Erie, PA); Church of the Epiphany (Winchester, MA); Church of the Evangel (Brooklyn, NY); Church of the Heavenly Rest; Church of the Intercession; Church of the Messiah; Church of Our Savior (Brookline, MA); Congregational Church (Peabody, MA); Congregational Church (Winchester, MA); Convent of the Sacred Heart (Noroton, CT); De Paul Institute (Brookline, PA); William Arthur Dupee (Biddeford Pool, ME); Episcopal Church of Our Savior (Brookline, MA); Estey Organ Co. (Brattelboro, VT); Faneuil Congregational Church (Boston, MA); First Congregational Church (Natick, MA); First German Evangelistic Lutheran Church (Pittsburgh, PA); First Presbyterian Church (Schenectady, NY); First Presbyterian Church (Spartenburg, SC); Grace Church (White Plains, NY); Julia Grant (New York, NY); Grace Church (Manchester, ?); Harvard University (Cambridge, MA); R. Hayden (Newton Centre, MA); Hugenot Memorial Church (Pelham Manor, NY); Jesuit Novitiate (Wernersville, PA); Henry B. McCormick (Harrisburg, PA); Methodist Episcopal Church; Methodist Memorial Church (Durham, NC); Metropolitan Life Insurance Chapel (Mt. McGregor, NY); Mt. Calvary Chapel; New Parish (Exeter,?); Newtonville M. E. Church; Phillips Church; Prospect Presbyterian Church (Maplewood, NJ); Reformed Church (Huntingdon, PA); Reformed Church of Harlem (New York, NY); St. Lawrence Church (New Bedford, MA); St. Agatha's (Philadelphia, PA); St. Aloysius Catholic Church (Bowling Green, OH); St, Andrew's Chapel; St. Francis Methodist Church (Mobile, AL); St. George's Church; St. Ignatius Church (New York, NY); St. James Church (Albany, NY); St. James Church (New London, CT); St. John's Church (Charlestown, MA); St. John's Orphanage (Washington, DC); St. Lawrence Church (New Bedford, MA); St. Mark's Church (Dorchester, MA); St. Martin's Chapel (Providence, RI); St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, NY); St. Patrick's Church (Fall River, MA); St. Patrick's Church (Huntington, NY); St. Paul's Church (Cambridge, MA); St. Paul's Church (Kittanning, PA); St. Stephen's Church (Grand Mere, Canada); St. Paul's Seminary (St. Paul, MN); St. Thomas Church (New York, NY); St. Thomas Church Parish House (New York, NY); St. Vincent Ferrer (New York, NY); St. Vincent's Church (Boston, MA); W. E. Sessions; Finley Johnson Shepard (New York, NY); Trinity Church (Durham, NC); Trinity Church (Newton Centre, MA); Unitarian Church (Augusta, ME); Unitarian Church (Jamaica Plain, MA); Wakefield Convent (Wakefield, MA); Warren Memorial Presbyterian Church (Louisville, KY); Washington National Cathedral (Washington, DC); and Rev. G. Francis Weld (Bayside, ?). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

Christian religious building fixtures
devotional images (religious works)
hymn boards
organ cases
plaques (flat objects)
benches (furniture)
confessionals (Christian religious building fixtures)
baptismal fonts
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 56.28B

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 158 pages and 155 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition


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Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase


14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 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