A surprise visitation

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

ca. 1916

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195392

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Description

Wallace Nutting staged this photograph in a parlor of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A model in period costume stands in the doorway, apparently surprising another model in period costume sitting in a chair near a window. 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

parlors
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
interior views
staged photographs
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000527
AccessID 734
Other identifier HNEDID-000527
Nutting studio number 9016

Physical Description

2 photographic prints : 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.03.028

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

Accruals Note

Two copies of the same photograph.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House