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Title [Rufus Crossman and Dolly Sexton with Four Children, Church Family, Mount Lebanon, New York]
Place Mount Lebanon, New York
Catalog Number noc004100
Accession number 1950.4100.1
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 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.
The stereograph once belonged to Henry Clough and has his name written on the back of the card.
Collection Photography, Primary
Number of images 2.0