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Detail of parlor fireplace carving, Wentworth-Gardner House, Portsmouth, N.H.

PC001.03.01.TMP.103 (RS600)

Description

An interior view of the fireplace mantel in one of the parlors of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The frieze of the mantel is adorned with a carved flower and fruit design. It appears that decorative tiles are inset into the fireplace face. The wallpaper bears a floral pattern. 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
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1915
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000600
AccessID: 831
Other identifier: HNEDID-000600
GUSN
195486
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.103

Record details

Originator
Dean, Henry Charles (photographer)
Other People
Gardner, William, 1751-1834
Wentworth, Elizabeth Rindge
Wentworth, Thomas, 1740-1768
Descriptive Terms
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
carving (processes)
dwellings
fireplaces
houses
interior views
mantels
parlors
wallpapers
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
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
Geo.: Small: N,H.: Portsmouth: Wentworth-Gardiner House: Photographs

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