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In the brave days of old

PC039.USNH.03.027 (RS523)

Description

Wallace Nutting staged this photograph in the entrance hall of the Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A model in period costume walks down the main staircase beneath a molded elliptical arch into the entrance hall, resting her right hand on the railing and holding a garment that may be a scarf or shawl in her left hand. There are two rugs at the foot of the stairs. In the lower right corner, there is the copyright notice: "W.N. 1915." 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
Copyright date.
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: 000523
AccessID: 730
Other identifier: HNEDID-000523
Nutting studio number: 9005
GUSN
195388
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.027

Record details

Variant Title
Her father's halls, Gardner House, Portsmouth
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
floor coverings
houses
interior views
staged photographs
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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