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South parlor chamber

PC039.USNH.03.012 (RS521)

Description

Wallace Nutting took this photograph of the south parlor chamber of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Chairs and rugs are arranged around the room. Several hats and a hatbox lay on the furniture. 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.This image is very similar to Nutting studio number 9023, "Feminine Finery", except without the model in period costume.

Details

Collection Name
Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s
Collection Code
PC039
Dates
1916
Date Notes
ca. 1915
Physical Description
1 photographic print : black-and-white ; 8 x 10 inches
Finding Aid Info
Paper finding aid available in the Library and Archives.
Dimensions
8x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000521
AccessID: 728
Other identifier: HNEDID-000521
Nutting studio number: 3842
GUSN
195386
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.012

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)
bedrooms
chairs (furniture forms)
dwellings
fireplaces
floor coverings
hatboxes
hats
headgear
houses
interior views
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
Nutting number 3842 is assigned to a photograph entitled Chas. N. Vilas, Jr. and His Military Friends in Michael Ivankovich, The Alphabetical & Numerical Index to Wallace Nutting Pictures, 211.
Location Note
Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

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