"Prayer Desks 29"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Prayer Desks 29." 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 178 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. One page is blank. Album contains 177 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of prie-dieus or prayer desks 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; a model numbers is provided on one page. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: Bishop's House (Detroit, MI); Mrs. E. R. Bowne; James Cox Brady (Gladstone, NJ); Nicholas Brady (Roslyn, NY); Canterbury School (New Milford, CT); Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, NY); Chapel of the Cross (Chapel Hill, NC); Choate School (Wallingford, CT); Christ Church (Brooklyn, NY); Christ Church (Cincinnati, OH); Christ Church (New York, NY); Church of the Ascension (Pittsburgh, PA); Church of the Epiphany (Winchester, MA); Church of the Good Shepherd; Church of the Intercession (New York, NY); Church of the Mediator (Philadelphia, PA); Church of the Redeemer (Chestnut Hill, MA); Church of the Resurrection (New York, NY); Clark Memorial; Congregational Society of Boston (Boston, MA); Convent of the Sacred Heart (Noroton, CT); De Paul Institute (Brookline, PA); W. C. Endicott; Epworth Church; Mrs. James C. Farrell (Gloucester, MA): First Church of Christ Scientist; First Presbyterian Church (Glen Falls, NY); The Gorham Company; Grace Church (Chicago, IL); Grace Church (North Attleboro, MA); Alfred K. Hills; Jesuit Novitiate (Wernersville, PA); W. Lindsey; William F. Manning; R. B. Nettleton; Mt. St. Joseph's Academy; Mrs. E. H. Newberger; Parish of St. Mark's Church (Toledo, OH); Quincy Court House (Quincy, MA); Rye Presbyterian Church (Rye, NY); St. Andrew's Church (Chicago, IL); St.Antonious (Newark, NJ); St. Bartholemew's Church (New York, NY); St. Bernard's Church (West Newton, MA); St. Catherine's Church (Norwood, MA); St. George's Church; St. Hughes Chruch; St. John's Church (Sharon, PA); St. Luke's Church (East Hampton, NY); St. Mark's Church (Dorchester, MA); St. Mark's Church (Mt. Kisco, NY); St. Mark's Church (Southboro, MA); St. Martin's Church (Providence, RI); St. Michael's Church (Providence, RI); St. Paul's Cathedral (Pittsburgh, PA); St. Paul's Church (Brockton, MA); St. Paul's Church (Cambridge, MA); St. Paul's Church (Malden, MA); St. Peter's by-the-Sea (Narragansett, RI); St. Peter's Church (Cambridge, MA); St. Peter's Church (Morristown, NJ); St. Stephen's (Baltimore, MD); St. Stephen's (Pittsfield, MA); St. Stephen's Church (Grand Mere, Canada); St. Stephen's Church (Lynn, MA); St. Thomas' Chapel (New York, NY); St. Thomas' Church (New York, NY); St. Vincent Ferrer (New York, NY); Second Church of Christ Scientist; Eugene R. Shippen (Detroit, MI); Skinner Memorial Chapel; South Boston Church (Boston, MA); Trinity Church (Bridgeport, CT); Trinity Church (Newton Centre, MA); and Washington Cathedral (Washington, DC). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

prie-dieu chairs
Christian religious building fixtures
tables (support furniture)
credences (tables)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 58.29

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 178 pages and 177 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 5 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 5 (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