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Wentworth-Gardner, lower hall

PC039.USNH.03.005 (RS534)

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. 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 studio no. 9042, "Wentworth-Gardner Lower Hall", except without the model in period costume.

Details

Collection Name
Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s
Collection Code
PC039
Dates
1915
Date Notes
Copyright date. Copy print date: 1939.
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1939-05-15
Physical Description
1 copy print : black-and-white ; 10 x 8 inches
Inscriptions
#4 (handwritten)
Finding Aid Info
Paper finding aid available in the Library and Archives.
Dimensions
10x 8(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000534
AccessID: 741
Other identifier: HNEDID-000534
Nutting studio number: 9042
GUSN
195399
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.005

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
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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