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Title Members of S[alvation]. A[rmy]. Visiting Shakers
Place North Family, Mount Lebanon, NY
Catalog Number noc004008
Accession number 1950.004008
Object Name Photograph, Cabinet
Description Members of the Salvation Army visited the North Familiy Shakers and performed on the lawn between the Second (aka Lower) Dwelling House and the Wood House (aka, Wash House). The Salvation Army held annual camp meetings at the Pine Grove in Lebanon Springs, New York, during the month of August. On occasion the Shakers attended these meetings and apparently invited members of the Salvation Army to visit them at Mount Lebanon. In 1903 (the apparent date of this photograph) on August 31, the Shakers noted: "A portion of the Salvation Army go thro' our village. Br. Charles Greaves (a member of the North Family) their excort with team & large wagon. They give each family a special greeting. Sing, march and pray, leaving blessings on the Shaker Community" [NOC, mss. no., 10343]. In 1904, the same event took place with the addition information added by the journalist: "Many from our several families accept invitation to meet with them on the North Family lawn at 10 am. Their captain, four of the leading Sisters and Cadets exercise for us in one of their drill meetings" [NOC, mss. no. 10343].
People Blow, Maria (1821-1906)
Cutler, Jane (1830-1915)
DeVere, Cecelia (1836-1912)
Devyr, Cecelia (1836-1912)
Lewis, Grace
Offord, Daniel (1843-1911)
Staples, Lydia
Taylor, Leila Sarah (1854-1923)
Photographer James E. West
Provenance The photograph was presented to the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon by Mrs. Julia Clough in August, 1950. Julia Clough was the former Julia Matilda (Mintie) Dalton, who joined the Church Family at Mount Lebanon on July 11, 1876. She married Henry Terry Clough, also a Shaker.
The photograph once belonged to Henry Clough, an amateur photographer himself, and bears his hand-written monogram on the back of the card.
Collection Photography, Primary
Number of images 2.0
Year Range from 1903.0
Year Range to 1904.0