"Bedroom 42"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled "Bedroom 42." Title is hand printed on a round paper label affixed to spine; volume number is also printed on a paper label that had been affixed to spine. Volume number label is loose and has been placed inside front cover. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Album has 114 olive green pages; 32 of the pages are blank. Album contains 82 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of coordinating bedroom furniture pieces manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Types of furniture shown include: beds, cabinets, bureaus, chests, chests of drawers, chiffionieres, mirrors, night stands, stools, side chairs, desks, dressing tables and other tables. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also provided in some cases. No customer names are noted. The album also contains a pencil drawing of a mahogany bureau (CC010.002.119.001). The sketch is between pages 94 and 95; the photograph on page 95 shows the finished bureau. Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

beds (furniture)
chests (case furniture)
chests of drawers
side chairs
stools (seating furniture)
night tables
dressing tables
chiffoniers (tall chests of drawers)
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 151.42

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 114 pages and 82 photographs (11 x 15 1/2 x 2 1/4 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 2 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

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Description Level