Detail of front door, Gardner House, Portsmouth

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1914

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195382

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Description

This exterior view shows the front door and entry porch of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire before the Wallace Nutting restoration. 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. A sign, "Wallace Nutting, Colonial Chain, Wentworth-Gardner House", stands in front of the house. Corinthian columns support an entablature crowned with a balustrade. The panel door is surmounted by four lights in the transom.

Details

Descriptive Terms

entrances
panel doors
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
front (positional attribute)
exterior views
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000517
AccessID 724
Other identifier HNEDID-000517
Nutting studio number 1575

Physical Description

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

Collection Code

PC039

Collection Name

Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s

Date of Acquisition

1915-01-12

Reference Code

PC039.USNH.03.008

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Date Notes

Date listed as 1914 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 38.

Image Dimensions

10 x 8 (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

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

Accruals Note

New Nutting studio number listed as 1575 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 50.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House