"Modern Furniture / S. Borinquen 95"

Collection Type

  • Photography


1925-1935, undated



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Photo album titled: "Modern Furniture / S. S. Borinquen / 95." Title is hand printed on a round paper label affixed to spine. Subtitle and volume number are handwritten on separate retangular paper labels affixed to spine. Album has a heavy textured dark brown covering and is held together with two metal brads. Album has 108 olive green pages; fourteen of the pages are blank. Album contains 95 mounted black-and-white photographs. Photographs are of a variety of furniture forms manufactured by Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. between 1925 and 1935. Forms include arm chairs, side chairs, swivel chairs, cabinets, tables and beds. The order number or model number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers are also present in some case. Customer names are handwritten on some pages. Named customers include: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); Eastern Steamship Co.; Hotel Continental (Cambridge, MA); Irving Trust Company (New York, NY); Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (Newport News, VA); and North German Lloyd Steamship Co. (Boston, MA). Also included in the album are a photograph of an office interior and a photomechanical print of an interior elevation. The S.S. Borinquen was a steamship that was launched in 1930 and built by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, a client of Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co.; however, it is not possible at this time to associate specific photographs in the album with the vessel. Digital images of a selection of photographs from the album are attached to this record.


Descriptive Terms

interior elevations
side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
swivel chairs
writing desks
tables (support furniture)
benches (furniture)
cabinets (case furniture)
beds (furniture)
dressing tables
umbrella stands
trash cans
photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photomechanical prints

Additional Identification Number

Strong Museum number 207.95

Physical Description

1 photo album containing 108 pages and 95 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 1/2 x 2 (HxWxD)(inches)


Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details


Irving & Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (Compiler)

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white photographs
photomechanical prints

Description Level