A bacchanal procession

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1916

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195419

Browse Collection

Description

This photograph presents a close-up view of the wallpaper in the dining room of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The design includes a bacchanal procession. 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

dining rooms
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
wallpapers
interior views
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
ephemera
copy prints

Inscription

#7 (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000544
AccessID 763
Other identifier HNEDID-000544
Nutting studio number 9088

Physical Description

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

Collection Code

PC039

Collection Name

Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s

Date of Acquisition

1939-05-15

Reference Code

PC039.USNH.03.004

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Date Notes

Copyright date listed as 1916 in Richard M. Candee, Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 65. Wallace Nutting Photographic Collection finding aid indicates that this is a 1939 copy print.

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
ephemera
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

Wentworth dining room, detail of panel wallpaper

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House