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Wentworth-Gardner, restored door head

PC039.USNH.03.046 (RS522)

Description

This exterior view shows the front door of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire after the Wallace Nutting restoration. The paneled door is surmounted by a broken scrolled pediment. 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
1915
Date Notes
Date listed as 1915 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 39.
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1939-05-15
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000522
AccessID: 729
Other identifier: HNEDID-000522
Nutting studio number: 3961
GUSN
195387
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.046

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)
broken pediments
door heads
doorways
dwellings
exterior views
houses
panel doors
scrolled pediments
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 3961 appears on the verso of the photograph and in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 39.
Location Note
Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

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