Stair, Wentworth-Gardner House, Portsmouth

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1915

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195421

Browse Collection

Description

Wallace Nutting staged this photograph in the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A model in period costume sits on the landing at the turning of a staircase. 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

stairs
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
interior views
dwellings
staged photographs
landings (stair components)
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Inscription

4 (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000546
AccessID 765
Other identifier HNEDID-000546
Nutting studio number 9007

Physical Description

1 photographic print : black-and-white, mounted ; 10 x 8 inches
1 photographic print : black-and-white ; 10 x 8 inches

Collection Code

PC039

Collection Name

Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s

Date of Acquisition

1915-12-01

Reference Code

PC039.USNH.03.040

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Date Notes

Copyright date listed as 1915 in Richard M. Candee, Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 64. Mounted copy puchased on Dec. 12, 1912. Unmounted copy purchased on Apr. 26, 1916.

Image Dimensions

10 x 8 (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 listed as 9011 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 40.

Variant Title

Wentworth-Gardner stair

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House