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Splayed fireplace, Peirce bedchamber, Wentworth-Gardner House, Portsmouth

PC039.USNH.03.018 (RS541)

Description

This interior view shows the splayed fireplace in the Pierce bedchamber 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.

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Details

Collection Name
Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s
Collection Code
PC039
Dates
1915
Date Notes
Copyright date listed as 1915 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 58.
Date of Acquisition
1916-04-26
Physical Description
1 photographic print : black-and-white ; 8 x 10 inches
Inscriptions
[Kitchen chamber] / [?] kitchen north west (handwritten)
Dimensions
8x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000541
AccessID: 760
Other identifier: HNEDID-000541
Nutting studio number: 9057
GUSN
195416
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.018

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)
bedrooms
dwellings
fireplaces
houses
interior views
sleeping and reclining furniture
splayed
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 listed as 9057 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 59.
Location Note
Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

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