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Title ["Group of Shakers. Church Family, Mt. Lebanon, N. Y."]
Place Mount Lebanon, New York
Catalog Number noc013954
Accession number 1962.013954
Object Name Stereograph
Description This group comprised of nine Shaker Sisters, seven Shaker Brothers, and two boys, is posed at the eastern door of the Church Family Office at Mount Lebanon, New York. The photograph was made by A. J. Alden, Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1879. From the Berkshire County Eagle we have the following: "The Shakers are being photographed by Alden. He has made 25 or more negatives of groups, buildings and scenery in Lebanon, and the Shakers are to sell stereoscopic views to the hundreds who visit their settlements." [BCE. 51(August 28, 1879): [2], and "Alden's Shaker views which are for sale at Nugent's newsroom, show groups of brethren and sisters in the quaint costumes and they will be interesting additions to stereoscopic collections. One group has Elder Evans in the center with leading members of the fraternity around him. [BCE. 51(September 11, 1879): [2]. The back of this card does not have the list of 27 views printed on noc004026, noc004027, and noc004377, however is has a handwritten inscription that reads: "Group of Shakers, Church Family, Mt. Lebanon, N. Y."
People Eleanor Potter (1812-1895) (uppermost seated sister)
Photographer A. J. Alden
Provenance This stereograph was presented to the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon by Mrs. Julia Clough in August, 1950. Julia Clough was the former Julia Matlida (Mintie or Minta) Dalton, who joined the Church Family at Mount Lebanon on July 11, 1876. She left the Shakers and married former Shaker Henry Terry Clough.
Collection Photography, Primary
Number of images 2.0
Year Range from 1879.0