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Title [Martha Jane Anderson, Grace Bowers, Anna White in the North Family Sewing Room]
Place Mount Lebanon, NY
Catalog Number noc010778
Accession number 1958.10778.1
Object Name Photograph, Cabinet
Description Three North Family Sisters posing in the Eldress' sewing room. Eldress Anna White (1831-1910) and Sister Martha Jane Anderson (1844-1897) are seated and Sister Grace Bowers (1863-1905) is standing between them. The room has sewing tools and materials on work tables. Martha Anderson appears to be knitting. The photograph above Grace Bowers head appears to be a well known portrait of Elder Richard Bushnell. Through the door in the center of the image, a chair, hanging upside-down, apparently from peg rail, is one of the few images showing that the Shakers did, however occasionally, had chairs from pegs. This print is marked in the lower left-hand corner with James West's embossed stamp: "J. E. West, Hoosick Falls, N. Y."
People Anderson, Martha Jane (1844-1897)
Bowers, Grace (1863-1905)
White, Anna (1831-1910)
Photographer James E. West
Collection Photography, Primary
Number of images 2