In the brave days of old

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1915

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195388

Browse Collection

Description

Wallace Nutting staged this photograph in the entrance hall of the Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A model in period costume walks down the main staircase beneath a molded elliptical arch into the entrance hall, resting her right hand on the railing and holding a garment that may be a scarf or shawl in her left hand. There are two rugs at the foot of the stairs. In the lower right corner, there is the copyright notice: "W.N. 1915." 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

entrance halls
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
interior views
dwellings
floor coverings
staged photographs
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000523
AccessID 730
Other identifier HNEDID-000523
Nutting studio number 9005

Physical Description

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

Finding Aid Info

Paper finding aid available in the Library and Archives.

Collection Code

PC039

Collection Name

Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s

Reference Code

PC039.USNH.03.027

Date Notes

Copyright date.

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

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

Variant Title

Her father's halls, Gardner House, Portsmouth

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House