"Altars, Reredoses 38A"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Altars -- Reredoses 38A." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. A former title has been scratched out on cover and spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 54 dark gray pages, most of which are now loose. Five of the pages are blank. Album contains 50 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. Customer names are also handwritten on some album pages. Named customers include: All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church (Santa Barbara, CA): All Saints Church (Braintree, MA); J. C. Brady (Gladstone, NJ); Church of the Ascension (Pittsburgh, PA); Church of the Incarnation (Lynn, MA); Church of the Mediator (Kingsbridge, NY); Church of the Messiah (Auburndale, MA); Covenant of the Sacred Heart (Noroton, CT); De Paul Insittute (Brooklyn, PA); Mrs. James C. Farrell (Gloucester, MA); Forbes Memorial Chapel (New Haven, CT); Grace Church (Salem, MA); Holy Cross Monastery (West Park, NY); Huntington Seminary (Lloyd Harbor, NY): Novitiate of the Helpers of the Holy Souls (Chappaqua, NY); Reformed Church (Huntingdon, PA); Riverside Church (New York, NY); Second Presbyterian Church (New York, NY); St. Andrew's Church (Hyannisport, MA); St. Francis Church; St. John's Church (Winthrop, MA); St. Luke's Church (East Hampton, NY); St. Mark's Church (Mt. Kisco, NY); St. Martin's Church (Providence, RI); St. Mary's Chapel (Staten Island, NY); St. Michael's Church (Bristol, RI): St. Michael's Church (Union City, NJ); St. Paul's Church (Brooklyn, NY); Trinity Church (Canton, MA); Trinity Church (Princeton, NJ); Trinity Church (Portland, ME); and Waterhouse and Price (Spokane, WA). 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 69.38A

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 54 pages and 50 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 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 2 (HxWxD)(inches)

Record Details


Irving & Casson (Compiler)
A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Compiler)
Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Description Level