"Desks 53A"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Desks 53A." Title is hand printed in black on front cover; title, subtitle, and volume number are hand printed in black on spine. Album has a beige fabric covering and 122 dark gray pages, some of which are now loose. Three of the pages are blank. Album contains 128 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of desks 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 have been provided on some album pages. Named customers include: Alley & Emery (Boston, MA); Howard Crosby Alley; Auburn Memorial City Hall (Auburn, NY); Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); Blue Hill National Bank (Milton, MA); Colonel Bradlee; Chase National Bank (New York, NY); George B. Cluett (Troy, NY); Mrs. Alvah Crocker; W. P. Draper (New York, NY); J. J. Hill; Irving Trust Company (New York, NY); Library Bureau (Boston, MA); A. J. Lloyd Co.; G. B. MacCullum; Manufacturers and Traders National Bank (Buffalo, NY); The Masters School (Dobbs Ferry, NY); Merchants National Bank (New Bedford, MA); Milton Academy (Milton, MA); J. P. Morgan Co. (New York, NY); E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); Providence Institute of Savings (Providence, RI); Riverside Church (New York, NY); Scranton Lace Co. (Scranton, PA); W. & J. Sloane (New York, NY); Starrett and van Vleck (New York, NY); J. H. Wainwright (New York, NY); William Whitman (Brookline, MA); Samuel Clay Williams (Winston-Salem, NC); Women's City Club (Boston, MA); and Woonsocket Institute (Woonsocket, RI). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

rolltop desks
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 100.53A

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 122 pages and 128 photographs (14 3/4 x 12 1/2 x 2 3/4 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 3/4 (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

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Description Level