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South parlor chamber

Item Information

Title:
South parlor chamber
Description:
Wallace Nutting staged this photograph in the south parlor chamber of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A model in period costume sits next to a tester bed. 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:
bedrooms
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
interior views
dwellings
tester beds
cribs (children's beds)
sleeping and reclining furniture
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 ; 8 x 10 inches
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Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
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Identifier:
195418
Call #:
PC039.USNH.03.002