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Upper hall, Gardner House, Portsmouth

PC039.USNH.03.010 (RS515)

Description

This interior view shows the second floor landing and hall of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A Palladian window, flanked by Ionic pilasters, fills the front wall. Wallpaper covers the panels between Ionic pilasters along the stairwell. Wood panelling adorns the hall walls. What appears to be a piano is positioned against the left-hand wall. 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, 43.
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1915-01-12
Physical Description
1 photographic print : black-and-white ; 8 x 10 inches
Inscriptions
74150-52-14 / 29 / Trim 1 [?] inch at top / " 1/2 inch " " right / " 1/2 " " bottom. (handwritten)
Dimensions
8x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000515
AccessID: 722
Other identifier: HNEDID-000515
GUSN
195380
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.010

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)
Palladian windows
dwellings
halls (interior spaces)
handrails
houses
interior views
landings (stair components)
paneling
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Mechanic Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Places
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Places (Buildings)
Wentworth-Gardner House (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Location Note
Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

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