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Hall, Wentworth-Gardner-Nutting, House, Mechanic & Gardner Sts., Portsmouth

PC039.USNH.03.016 (RS520)

Description

This interior view shows the main staircase and entrance hall of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire before the Wallace Nutting restoration. A light fixture hangs from below the keystone of the arched wall. Wainscotting and wallpaper adorn the walls of the hall and staircase. 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.

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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, 40.
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1920-01-27
Physical Description
1 photographic print : black-and-white ; 10 x 8 inches
Dimensions
10x 8(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000520
AccessID: 727
Other identifier: HNEDID-000520
Nutting studio number: 1580
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Dean
GUSN
195385
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.016

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)
dwellings
entrance halls
houses
interior views
stairs
wainscoting
wallpapers
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.)
Notes
New Nutting studio number 1580 appears on the verso of the photograph and in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 40.
Location Note
Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

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