Hall, Wentworth-Gardner-Nutting, House, Mechanic & Gardner Sts., Portsmouth

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1914

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195385

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Description

This interior view shows the main staircase and entrance hall of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire before the Wallace Nutting restoration. A light fixture hangs from below the keystone of the arched wall. Wainscotting and wallpaper adorn the walls of the hall and 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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wainscoting
stairs
entrance halls
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
wallpapers
interior views
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000520
AccessID 727
Other identifier HNEDID-000520
Nutting studio number 1580

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

1920-01-27

Reference Code

PC039.USNH.03.016

Acquisition Type

Gift

Date Notes

Date listed as 1914 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 40.

Image Dimensions

10 x 8 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Dean

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 1580 appears on the verso of the photograph and in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 40.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House