"Communion Tables 32"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Communion Tables 32." 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 80 dark gray pages. Five of the pages are blank. Album contains 75 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of communion tables 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. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: Adelbert College (Cleveland, OH); All Saints (Braintree, MA); Bethlehem M. E. Church (Cincinnati, OH); Choate School (Wallingford, CT); Church of the Covenant (Erie, PA); Church of the Messiah (Patterson, NJ); College Church (Hanover, MA); Congregational Church (Wollaston, ME); Emanuel Church (Baltimore, MD); Epworth Church; Faneuil Congregational Church; First Baptist Church (Rockland, ME); First Congregational Church; First Methodist (Pittsfield, MA); First Parish Congegational Church (Wakefield, MA); First Presbyterian Church (Glen Falls, NY); First Presbyterian Church (New York, NY); First Presbyterian Church (Schenectady, NY); First Presbyterian Church (Spartanburg, NC); First Unitarian Church (Derby, CT); M. E. Church; M. E. Church (Durham, NC); Presbyterian Church (Augusta, AL); Princeton University (Princeton, NJ); Prospect Street Presbyterian Church (Spartanburg, NC); Rye Presbyterian Church (Rye, NY); St. James Church (Greenfield, MA); St. Mary's Church (Falmouth, ME); St. Paul's Cathedral (Pittsburgh, PA); St. Paul's Church (Cambridge, MA); St. Stephen's College; Simpson Grace M. E. Church; Skinner Memorial Chapel; Trinity Church (Durham, NC); Unitarian Church (Augusta, ME); Wellesley Hills Unitarian Church (Wellesley MA); Westover School (Middlebury, CT); and Zion Church (Morris, NY). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

credences (tables)
communion tables
tables (support furniture)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 61.32

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 80 pages and 75 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 1/4 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 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