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Title "Group of Shakers."
Place Mount Lebanon, New York
Catalog Number noc006118
Accession number 1953.006118
Object Name Stereograph
Description Sixteen Shakers (seventeen counting the shoulder and half-a-head of a Sister on the far left) pose in front of the northeast street-side door of the North Family Dwelling. On the far , standing in front of the fence with her left hand on the shoulder of the Sister next to her is Sister Martha Jane Anderson (1844-1897). Seated behind the fence and facing to the left is Sister Anna White (1831-1910). The Brother seated on the right-hand side of the photograph behind the fence is Brother Daniel Offord (1843-1911) and seated in front of the fence is the venerable Brother Richard Bushnell (1791-1873) the North Family Elder from 1827 until he resigned in 1858 to become second in the Ministry. It seems odd that the Shakers would have posed for a photograph with one of the Sister's bonnets laying on the ground. Another detail of interest, with some magnification, the North Family's use of commercially-made chairs, is documented just to the right of Sister Ann White.
People Wells, Jennie (1878-1956)
Photographer James Irving
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
Year Range from 1871
Year Range to 1873