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Title "Shaker Village, Mt. Lebanon, N. Y."
Place Mount Lebanon, New York
Catalog Number noc004389
Accession number 1951.004389
Object Name Stereograph
Description A traveler heading north through the Shaker Village at Mount Lebanon around 1870 would have seen these buildings arranged neatly along the road that lead to Lebanon Springs. Although this photograph may have been made prior to the Shaker Ministry's 1873 injunction for Shakers not to pose for pictures except "in scenery," one has to wonder if this is the kind of photograph that they were encouraging -- lots of buildings and landscape with a few Brothers of Sisters dotting the village to make it seem more alive. The Brothers standing on the right-hand side of the road had to have been asked to "hold still" while the photography was made or they would have been blurred -- and so what appears to be a casual "snapshot" was probably carefully posed.
Photographer James Irving, Photographer
Provenance This stereograph was presented to the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon by Nora Mallory.
Collection Photography, Primary
Number of images 2
Year Range from 1869
Year Range to 1875