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Stair, Wentworth-Gardner House, Portsmouth

PC039.USNH.03.040 (RS546)

Description

Wallace Nutting staged this photograph in the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A model in period costume sits on the landing at the turning of a staircase. 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, 64. Mounted copy puchased on Dec. 12, 1912. Unmounted copy purchased on Apr. 26, 1916.
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1915-12-01
Physical Description
1 photographic print : black-and-white ; 10 x 8 inches
1 photographic print : black-and-white, mounted ; 10 x 8 inches
Inscriptions
4 (handwritten)
Dimensions
10x 8(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000546
AccessID: 765
Other identifier: HNEDID-000546
Nutting studio number: 9007
GUSN
195421
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.040

Record details

Variant Title
Wentworth-Gardner stair
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
houses
interior views
landings (stair components)
staged photographs
stairs
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 9011 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 40.
Location Note
Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

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