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Title No. 16. Group of School Girls.
Place Mount Lebanon, New York
Catalog Number noc004151
Accession number 1950.4151.1
Object Name Stereograph
Description This group of girls was photographed in front of the Shaker School House (1839) in the Church Family at Mount Lebanon, New York. The image was made by A. J. Alden in 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].
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
Year Range from 1879