Miscellaneous Church Details

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album lacking title and volume number. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Covering has been lost on spine. Album has 80 olive green pages; eight of the pages are blank. Album contains 76 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of church furnishings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Most photographs are of carved details of larger pieces, although there are some complete pieces such as communion rails and doors.The order number and year are sometimes shown on a display in the photographs. Customer names are also handwritten on some album pages. Customers included are: Alpha Delta Phi Lodge Room; Christ Church (Cranbrook, MI); Church of Holy Communion (Jersey City, NJ); Church of the Heavenly Rest (New York, NY): Church of the Messiah (Rhinebeck, NY); Grace Church (New York, NY); Huntington Seminary (Lloyd Harbor, NY); Park Avenue M. E. Church (New York, NY): Reformed Church of Bronxville (New York, NY): St. John of Lattington (Locust Valley, NY): St. John's Church; St. Luke's Cathedral; St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, NY); St. Paul's Church (Baltimore, MD); Trinity Lutheran Church (Schenectady, NY); University of Chicago (Chicago, IL); Westminster Presbyterian Church (Albany, NY). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

misericords (choir stall components)
Christian religious building fixtures
altar rails
communion rails
carvings (visual works)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 120.11

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 80 pages and 76 photographs (11 x 15 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches)

Collection Code


Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition


Reference Code


Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase


11 x 15 1/2 x 1 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

Other Organizations

St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, N.Y.)

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