Investigating an heirloom

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1915

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195401

Browse Collection

Description

Wallace Nutting staged this photograph in the kitchen of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A model in period costume examines a basket, seated at the hearth. 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

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

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000536
AccessID 743
Other identifier HNEDID-000536
Nutting studio number 9045

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.03.032

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
Heirlooms

Accruals Note

Two copies of the same photograph.

Variant Title

Investigating an heirloom, Portsmouth

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House