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Title Shaker Village, Mt. Lebanon, N. Y.
Place Mount Lebanon, New York
Catalog Number noc004020
Accession number 1950.4020.1
Object Name Stereograph
Description This photograph was taken from the east side of the Albany-Pittsfield Road [now Darrow Road] looking south, with the camera set across the road from the old Meetinghouse (1785). The photographer captured the scene of members of the public coming to Mount Lebanon to attend the Shakers' public worship on a Sunday morning. The buildings visible along the road from right to left include the Meetinghouse (1824), the Church Family Dwelling (1787), the Brethren's Workshop (1827), probably the Herb House ( ). The Church Family Dwelling burned in January of 1875. James Irving, the photographer, began photographing at Mount Lebanon in either 1869 or 1870. Since there are leaves on the trees the photograph was not made later than the summer of 1874, so the photograph dates from between 1869 and 1874.
An inscription on the back of the card reads: "The Old Dwelling House, destroyed by fire--January 1875. 1st Order Mt Lebanon."
Photographer James Irving, Troy, NY
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