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Dresser, Gardner House, Portsmouth

PC039.USNH.03.047 (RS514)

Description

This interior view shows the kitchen of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire before the Wallace Nutting restoration. A dresser displays dishes and platters. A candlestick telephone sits on the cupboard top. Two birdcages hang from the ceiling. Mrs. Elizabeth Rindge Wentworth built the house in 1760 as a wedding gift for her son Thomas, who died in 1768. In 1793, Major William Gardner bought the house and lived there until he died in 1833. In 1915, Wallace Nutting purchased the house, restored the building, and added it as one of the five sites in his for-profit enterprise, the Wallace Nutting Chain of Colonial Pictorial Houses.

Details

Collection Name
Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s
Collection Code
PC039
Dates
1914
Date Notes
Date listed as 1914 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 50.
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1915-01-12
Physical Description
1 photographic print : black-and-white ; 8 x 10 inches
Dimensions
8x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000514
AccessID: 721
Other identifier: HNEDID-000514
GUSN
195379
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.047

Record details

Originator
Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941 (photographer)
Other People
Gardner, William, 1751-1834
Wentworth, Elizabeth Rindge
Wentworth, Thomas, 1740-1768
Other Organizations
Wallace Nutting Chain of Colonial Pictorial Houses
Descriptive Terms
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
birdcages (containers)
cookware
dishes (vessels)
dressers (cupboards)
dwellings
houses
interior views
kitchens
platters
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Mechanic Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
candlestick telephones
Places
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Places (Buildings)
Wentworth-Gardner House (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Notes
This image does not seem to have a Nutting studio number.
Location Note
Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

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