"Writing Desks"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1880-1973, undated



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Photo album titled: "Writing Desks." Title is hand printed on a round paper label affixed to spine. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Album has 68 olive green pages; sixteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 50 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of desks and secretaries manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. Also included in the album are two photographs of a desk repaired but not manufactured by the firms. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on several album pages. Named customers are: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); First National Bank (Boston, MA); F. W. Gurney; and 107th Regiment, Company B. Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

slant-front desks
secretaries (furniture)
rolltop desks
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 169.58A

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 68 pages and 50 photographs (11 x 15 1/2 x 1 1/2 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 1/2 x 1 1/2 (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