"Cabinets 45"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Cabinets 45." 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 166 dark gray pages, all of which are now loose. Five of the pages are blank. Album contains 164 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of cabinets and chests 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 present in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Named customers are: John W. Alden (West Newton, MA): Frank E. Anderson (Houston, TX); Mrs. George Belcher; Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); Thomas S. Bradlee (Boston, MA); E. P. Charlton; Paul Clark (Brookline, MA); Columbia Grapaphone (New York, NY); Mrs. Cooper; Direct Control Valve Co. (New York, NY); Employers' Liability Assurance Co. (Boston, MA); R. Engstrom (Lexington, MA); International Nickel Co., Inc. (New York, NY); Jesuit Novitiate (Wernersville, PA); Charles D. Maginnis (Brookline, MA); Mrs. C. B. Manning (Manchester, NH); Ernest Whitworth Marland (Ponca City, OK); E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); William Rollins (Boston, MA); H. E. Sargent; Henry Davis Sleeper (Boston, MA): Charles L. Smith; Mrs. P. W. Sprague; Mrs. M. H. Stephens; E. F. Tomlinson (Boston, MA): Trans-Lux Daylight Picture Screen Corp. (New York, NY); Tuttle & Bailey Mfg. Co. (New York, NY); Mrs. Wainwright (New York, NY); Worcester Country Club (Worcester, MA); and 1st Church of Christ Scientist. Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

cabinets (case furniture)
cabinets of drawers
china cabinets
music cabinets
secretaries (furniture)
chests (case furniture)
case furniture
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 85.45

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 166 pages and 164 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 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 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