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Investigating an heirloom

PC039.USNH.03.032 (RS536)

Description

Wallace Nutting staged this photograph in the kitchen of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A model in period costume examines a basket, seated at the hearth. 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
2 photographic prints : 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: 000536
AccessID: 743
Other identifier: HNEDID-000536
Nutting studio number: 9045
GUSN
195401
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.032

Record details

Variant Title
Investigating an heirloom, 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)
cookware
dwellings
hearths
houses
interior views
kitchens
staged photographs
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Heirlooms
Mechanic Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Places
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Places (Buildings)
Wentworth-Gardner House (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Notes
Two copies of the same photograph.
Location Note
Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

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