"Choir and Communion Rails 24"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Choir and Communion Rails 24." 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 44 olive green pages; six of the pages are blank. Album contains 38 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of altar, choir and communion 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 two album pages. Named customers are: St. Andrew's Church (Yonkers, NY) and St. Thomas Chapel (New York, NY). Digital images of a selection of phtographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 133.24

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 44 pages and 38 photographs (11 x 15 1/2 x 1 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


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