"Bank Furniture 36B"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1924-1931, undated



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Photo album titled: "Bank Furniture 36B." Title is hand printed on paper label applied over an earlier handprinted title on front cover; title and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 48 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Four of the pages are blank. Album contains 45 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of furnishings for banks including chairs, desks, tables, racks, and stools manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Also included are: two interior photographs of a meeting room at Employers' Liability Assurance Corp. taken by Paul J. Weber of Dorchester Center, MA; one interior photograph of a room at the Strauss Dormitory at Harvard College; and an interior photograph of a room of the Jeremiah Lee Mansion (Marblehead, MA) by Frank Cousins. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs. Customer names are also handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: Employers' Liability Assurance Corp. (Boston, MA); First National Bank (Boston, MA); National Park Bank (New York, NY); Newton Trust Company (Waban, MA); Security Insurance Company (Boston, MA); and State Street Trust (Boston, MA); and Worcester North Saving Institution (Fitchburg, MA). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
side chairs
tables (support furniture)
writing tables
banks (financial institutions)
stools (seating furniture)
racks (supporting devices)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 66.36B

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 48 pages and 45 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 1 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 1 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

Other People

Cousins, Frank, 1851-
Weber, Paul J.

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