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A bacchanal procession

PC039.USNH.03.004 (RS544)

Description

This photograph presents a close-up view of the wallpaper in the dining room of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The design includes a bacchanal procession. 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 1916 in Richard M. Candee, Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 65. Wallace Nutting Photographic Collection finding aid indicates that this is a 1939 copy print.
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1939-05-15
Physical Description
1 copy print : black-and-white ; 8 x 10 inches
Inscriptions
#7 (handwritten)
Dimensions
8x 10(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000544
AccessID: 763
Other identifier: HNEDID-000544
Nutting studio number: 9088
GUSN
195419
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.004

Record details

Variant Title
Wentworth dining room, detail of panel wallpaper
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)
dining rooms
dwellings
houses
interior views
wallpapers
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
copy prints
ephemera
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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