"Bishop's Chairs, Etc. 35"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Bishop's Chairs Etc. 35." 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 170 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Twelve of the pages are blank. Album contains three loose and 161 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of church seating forms 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 are also provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: Adelbert College (Cleveland, OH); Bethlehem M. E. Church (Cincinnati, OH); Bradford Academy; Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, NY); Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul; Chapel of the Mediator (Philadelphia, PA); Congregational Church (Wollaston, MA); Emanuel Church (Baltimore, MD); W. C. Endicott; Fifth Avenue Baptist Church (New York, NY); First Baptist Church (Hamilton, NY); First M. E. Church; First Parish Church (Wakefield, MA); First Presbyterian Church (Glen Falls, NY); Fourth Presbyterian Church (Chicago, IL); Grace Church (North Attleboro, MA); Hancock Congregational Church; Holy Name Church (Swampscott, MA); Newtonville M. E. Church; Princeton University (Princeton, NJ); Prospect Presbyterian Church (Maplewood, NJ); Sacred Heart Convent (Noroton, CT); St. Alosysius Church (Bowling Green, KY); St. Andrew's Chapel; St. Anne's Church (Brooklyn, PA); St. David's Church (Manayunk, PA); St. James' Church (Greenfield, MA); St. James' Church (New London, CT); St. John's Rectory (Charlestown, MA); St. Lawrence University, Beta Chapter House (Canton, NY); St. Lawrence's Church (Harrisburg, PA); St. Martin's Church (Providence, RI); St. Paul's (Brookline, MA); St. Paul's (Cambridge, MA); St. Paul's (Malden, MA); St. Paul's Cathedral (Pittsburgh, PA); St.Paul's Church (Philadelphia, PA); St. Thomas' Chapel (New York, NY); St. Thomas' Church (New York, NY); Simpson Grace M. E. Church; Skinner Memorial Chapel; Trinity Church (Bridgeport, CT); Trinity Church (Buffalo, NY); Trinity Church (Durham, NC); Trinity Church (Pawtuxet, RI); Trinity Church (Syracuse, NY); and Washington Cathedral (Washington, DC). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
benches (furniture)
Christian religious building fixtures
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 64.35

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 170 pages and 164 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 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 1/2 (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