"Ecclesiastical Figures 39A"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Ecclesiastical Figures 39A." 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 136 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Twenty of the pages are blank. Album contains 125 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of ecclesiastical figures for churches manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Types of objects include crucifixes, statues, plaques, and pew ends.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 Church by the Sea (Santa Barbara, CA); Church of the Blessed Sacrament; Detroit Cathedral (Detroit, MI); Dix Memorial Chapel, Trinity Church (New York, NY); First Baptist Church (Pittsburgh, PA); Henry M. Congdon & Son; Holy Angels Church; Huntington Seminary (Lloyd Harbor, Huntington, NY); Jackson Robertson & Adams (Providence RI); Maginnis and Walsh, Providence Cathedral (Providence, RI); St. Augustine's Church; St. Bartholemew's Church (New York, NY); St. Frances de Sales (Charlestown, MA); St. Gregory's Church (Harrison, NY); St. James Church; St. John's Evangelical Roman Catholic Church (Brooklyn, NY); St. Margaret's Chapel (Boston, MA); St. Mary's Cathedral (Fall River, MA); St. Mary's (Utica, NY); St. Thomas Church (New York, NY): St. Vincent Ferrer (New York, NY); Trinity Chapel (New York, NY); Washington Cathedral (Washington, DC): and Westminster Presbyterian Church (Albany, NY). Also included in the front of the album are three loose pencil sketches -- see records CC010.002.052.001 through CC010.002.052.003. Digital images of a selection of items from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

religious building fixtures
Christian religious building fixtures
Stations of the Cross
devotional images (religious works)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 71.39A

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 136 pages and 125 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


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Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase


14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 3 (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