Detail of parlor fireplace carving, Wentworth-Gardner House, Portsmouth, N.H.

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Small: N,H.: Portsmouth: Wentworth-Gardiner House: Photographs

GUSN

GUSN-195486

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Description

An interior view of the fireplace mantel in one of the parlors of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The frieze of the mantel is adorned with a carved flower and fruit design. It appears that decorative tiles are inset into the fireplace face. The wallpaper bears a floral pattern. 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.

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Descriptive Terms

parlors
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
wallpapers
fireplaces
mantels
carving (processes)
interior views
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
ephemera

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000600
AccessID 831
Other identifier HNEDID-000600

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.103

Date Notes

1915

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Originator

Dean, Henry Charles (photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
ephemera

Other People

Wentworth, Elizabeth Rindge
Wentworth, Thomas, 1740-1768
Gardner, William, 1751-1834

Subjects

Mechanic Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Small: N,H.: Portsmouth: Wentworth-Gardiner House: Photographs