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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 2.0
Year Range from 1871.0
Year Range to 1873.0