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The Architectural Heritage of the Piscataqua; Houses and Gardens of the Portsmouth district of Maine and New Hampshire

Catalog Data

Written by:
John Mead Howells, American, 1868 - 1959  Search this
Published by:
Architectural Book Publishing Company, Inc., American, 1929 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product) with book cloth (textile material) on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12 1/2 × 9 5/8 × 1 in. (31.7 × 24.5 × 2.6 cm)
Type:
hardcover books
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1965
Description:
The Architectural Heritage of the Piscataqua by John Mead Howells. The hardback book has a paper dustcover that is primarily dark blue and features a large black-and-white photograph of a large, white, three-gabled house with black shutters. Printed across the top half of the cover is white text that reads [THE / ARCHITECTURAL / HERITAGE OF THE / PISCATAQUA], with smaller, centered white text below that read [BY / JOHN MEAN HOWELLS]. Printed over the bottom of the photograph is black text that reads [HOUSE AND GARDENS OF THE / PORTSMOUTH DISTRICT / MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE]. The back cover features a large off-white map of the Portsmouth District titled [PORTSMOUTH DISTRICT AND THE PISCATAQUA RIVER WHICH FORMS / THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE]. The spine features the book title and additional text that reads [ARCHITECTURAL / 6136] printed in white text. The front and back covers of the book are cloth bound with a light blue fabric. The covers are both plain but the spine has printed black text that reads [HOWELLS] at the top of the spine, [THE ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE / OF THE PISCATAQUA] at the center, and [ARCHITECTURAL] at the bottom. The book has a sewn binding. There is a handwritten inscription in blue ink on the title page that reads [To Clayton Sinclair / From Mrs. John Howells]. The interior of the book has black type on white pages. It also features black-and-white maps, diagrams, and photos, as well as 300 plates. The book pages are unnumbered.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
Object number:
2011.12.52.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1965 Abby White Howells
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Rock Rest Tourist Home Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58b6c26b5-738b-4185-8686-3217c2507543
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.12.52.2