Dresser, Gardner House, Portsmouth

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1914

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195379

Browse Collection

Description

This interior view shows the kitchen of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire before the Wallace Nutting restoration. A dresser displays dishes and platters. A candlestick telephone sits on the cupboard top. Two birdcages hang from the ceiling. 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

Descriptive Terms

kitchens
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
dishes (vessels)
platters
interior views
dressers (cupboards)
birdcages (containers)
cookware
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000514
AccessID 721
Other identifier HNEDID-000514

Physical Description

1 photographic print : black-and-white ; 8 x 10 inches

Collection Code

PC039

Collection Name

Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s

Date of Acquisition

1915-01-12

Reference Code

PC039.USNH.03.047

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Date Notes

Date listed as 1914 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 50.

Image Dimensions

8 x 10 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Originator

Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941 (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Wentworth, Elizabeth Rindge
Wentworth, Thomas, 1740-1768
Gardner, William, 1751-1834

Other Organizations

Wallace Nutting Chain of Colonial Pictorial Houses

Subjects

candlestick telephones
Mechanic Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Architectural photography

Accruals Note

This image does not seem to have a Nutting studio number.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House