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Title [Shakers on a Visit to Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Maine]
Place Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Maine
Catalog Number noc006126
Accession number 1953.006126
Object Name Stereograph
Description This photograph captured three Mount Lebanon, North Family Shakers on a visit to Old Orchard Beach in Saco, Maine, in company with the Maine Ministry. From left to right are: Brother Daniel Offord (1843-1911) from the North Family, Elder Otis Sawyer (1815-1884) of the Maine Ministry, Eldress Hester Ann Adams (1817-1888) of the Maine Ministry, Sister Mary Ann Gillespie (1829-1887) Second Eldress on the Maine Ministry, Sister Margaret Pattison (1833-1873) of the North Family, and Eldress Anna White (1831-1910) of the North Family. The location of the photograph has not been identified with certainty, but it is likely on the porch of one of the hotels at Old Orchard Beach. This visit is documented in the North Family Book of Records [NN, Shaker Collection, mss. no. 20] on June 28, 1873: "Brother Daniel, Sister Anne and Margaret Pattison go to the Sea-side, Maine."
People Wells, Jennie (1878-1956)
Provenance Purchased from Sister Jennie Wells when she lived at Hancock Shaker Village following the closing of Mount Lebanon.
Collection Photography, Primary
Number of images 2.0
Year Range from 1873.0