Feminine finery

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1916

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195395

Browse Collection

Description

Wallace Nutting staged this photograph of a model in period costume holding and looking at a hat in the south parlor 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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000530
AccessID 737
Other identifier HNEDID-000530
Nutting studio number 9023

Physical Description

1 copy print : black-and-white ; 5 x 7 inches

Finding Aid Info

Paper finding aid available in the Library and Archives.

Collection Code

PC039

Collection Name

Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s

Date of Acquisition

1939-04-25

Reference Code

PC039.USNH.03.001

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Date Notes

Copyright date listed as February 1916 in Richard M. Candee, Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 12. Wallace Nutting Photographic Collection finding aid indicates that this is a 1939 copy print.

Image Dimensions

5 x 7 (HxW)(inches)

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Originator

Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941 (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
copy prints

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

Bridal chamber

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House