"Choir and Communion Rails 23"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Choir and Communion Rails 23." Title is hand printed on a round paper label affixed to spine; volume number is also printed on a paper label affixed to spine. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Album has 88 olive green pages; eight of the pages are blank. Album contains 80 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of choir, communion and altar rails 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 handwritten on several album pages. Named customers are: Christ Church (Cranbrook, MI); Church of Holy Innocence (Hoboken, NJ); Church of the Advent (Cincinnati, OH); and St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Tremont, NY). Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

communion rails
altar rails
choirs (church spaces)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 132.23

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 88 pages and 80 photographs (11 x 15 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


11 x 15 x 1 1/4 (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