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Title Shaker Village, Mt. Lebanon.
Place Mount Lebanon, New York
Catalog Number noc004023
Accession number 1950.4023.1
Object Name Stereograph
Description The photograph was taken from the newly planted sugar-bush northeast of the Church Family at Mount Lebanon, overlooking primarily that family's buildings. In addition to the Meetinghouse (1824), the Dwelling House (1787), the Office ( ), and Brethren's Workshop (1827), there are glimpses of the Church Family Cow Barns (1843, 1864), the Schoolhouse (1839), the Center Family Barn (1853) and Herb House ( ). The maple trees for the sugar-bush were probably set out in 1862 as described in the North Family "Book of Records" in the New York Public Library's Shaker manuscript collection (mss. no. 20): [12 February 1862] "Cut down the Side Hill Orchard, and set out 664 Maple trees, and 100 Pear trees..."
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
Year Range from 1869
Year Range to 1874