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Feminine finery

Item Information

Title:
Feminine finery
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.
Photographer:
Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941
Date:
1916
Format:
Photographs
Prints
Genre:
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
copy prints
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
PC039: Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s
Subjects:
parlors
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
interior views
dwellings
hats
headgear
staged photographs
Mechanic Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Architectural photography
Wallace Nutting Chain of Colonial Pictorial Houses
Wentworth, Elizabeth Rindge
Wentworth, Thomas, 1740-1768
Gardner, William, 1751-1834
Places:
New HampshireRockingham (county)Portsmouth
Wentworth-Gardner House (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Extent:
1 copy print : black-and-white ; 5 x 7 inches
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Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
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Identifier:
195395
Call #:
PC039.USNH.03.001