"Reredoses, Altars 38"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Reredoses -- Altars 38." 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 90 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Two of the pages are blank. Album contains one loose and 88 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of altars and reredoses 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: All Saints (Methuen, MA); All Saints Church (Attleboro, MA); James C. Brady (Gladstone, NJ); Mrs. Nicholas Brady (Roslyn, NY); Christ Church (West Islip, NY); Church of the Ascension (Montgomery, AL); Church of the Ascension (Pittsburgh, PA); Church of the Good Shepherd (Scranton, PA); Church of the Intercession (New York, NY); Church of the Mediator; Church of the Redeemer (Chestnut Hill, MA); Dorchester Episcopal Church (Boston, MA); Ft. Wayne Lutheran Church (Ft. Wayne, IN); Grace Church (Colorado Springs, CO); Grace Church (White Plains, NY); Julia Grant (New York, NY); Mrs. Reese; St. Aidan's Church (Brookline, MA); St. Andrew's Chapel of St. James' Church (Chicago, IL); St. David's Church (Manayank, PA); St. James Church (Greenfield, MA); St. John's Church (Beverly Farms, MA); St. John's Orphanage (Washington, DC); St. John's Seminary; St. Luke's Chapel, Trinity Parish (New York, NY); St. Luke's Church (St. Paul, MN); St.. Margaret's Church (Utica, NY); St. Margaret's Convent (Philadelphia, PA); St. Paul's (Malden, MA); St. Paul's Rectory (Baltimore, MD); St. Thomas' (Bedford, PA); Trinity Church; Wakefield Convent (Wakefield, MA); Waterbury Masonic Temple (Waterbury, CT); and Zion Church (Morris, NY). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

altars (religious building fixtures)
reredoses (screens)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 68.38

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 90 pages and 89 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