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PC039.USNH.03.001 (RS530)

Description

Wallace Nutting staged this photograph of a model in period costume holding and looking at a hat in the south parlor in the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 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
1916
Date Notes
Copyright date listed as February 1916 in Richard M. Candee, Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 12. Wallace Nutting Photographic Collection finding aid indicates that this is a 1939 copy print.
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1939-04-25
Physical Description
1 copy print : black-and-white ; 5 x 7 inches
Finding Aid Info
Paper finding aid available in the Library and Archives.
Dimensions
5x 7(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000530
AccessID: 737
Other identifier: HNEDID-000530
Nutting studio number: 9023
GUSN
195395
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.001

Record details

Variant Title
Bridal chamber
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
hats
headgear
houses
interior views
parlors
staged photographs
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
copy prints
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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