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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
ink on paper (fiber product) with book cloth (textile material) on cardboard
H x W x D: 12 1/2 × 9 5/8 × 1 in. (31.7 × 24.5 × 2.6 cm)
hardcover books
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
United States, North and Central America
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.
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.
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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
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture