Chamber, Wentworth-Gardner House, Portsmouth

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1912-1914

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195394

Browse Collection

Description

This interior view shows the south parlor chamber in the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 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. This image is very similar to studio no. 9023, "Feminine Finery", except without the model in period costume.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

South parlor chamber / South end chamber (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000529
AccessID 736
Other identifier HNEDID-000529
Other identifier 9022

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

1916-04-26

Reference Code

PC039.USNH.03.015

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Date Notes

Date listed as pre-April 1915 in in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 56.

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

New Nutting studio number 9022 appears on the verso of the photograph. Nutting studio number 3842 listed in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 39.

Variant Title

South parlor chamber

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House