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Title "Dolly Saxton [i.e., Sexton], 106 Years Old May 6th, 1882.
Place Mount Lebanon, New York
Catalog Number noc004386
Accession number 1951.004386
Object Name Stereograph
Description Brother Rufus Crossman (1798-1891) and Sister Dolly Sexton (1776-1884) are seated in chairs at an east entrance to the Church Family Office at Mount Lebanon, New York. The are joined by four young children -- two boys and two girls. It is likely that the phograph was made to draw attention to the oldest and youngest members of the Shaker family. Dolly Sexton died May 1, 1884, just a few days short of her 108th birthday. The young girl on the left is Julia Matilda Dalton, who eventually left the Shakers, marrried Henry Terry Clough, a Shaker Brother, and eventually donated this stereograph to the Shaker Museum. Although similar to noc004368, these two images were produced from different negatives. It is likely that the photographer, A. J. Alden, sold a negative to McDonnald & Sterry, which they used to produce a stereograph that appears to be the same as that sold by Alden. Look at the distance between the left-hand boy's feet to see that they are not the same photograph.
People Dolly Sexton (1776-1884)
Rufus Crossman (1798-1891)
Julia Matilda (Mintie or Minta) Dalton (1872- )
Provenance This stereograph was presented to the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon by Nora Mallory.
Collection Photography, Primary
Number of images 2.0