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Title "Group on Church Steps -- Private South Entrance." (mss. note on back of card)
Place Church Family, Mount Lebanon, NY
Catalog Number noc004012
Accession number 1950.004012
Object Name Photograph, Cabinet
Date 1888
Description Photograph of the south steps of the Mount Lebanon Meetinghouse (1824) with seven Shaker Brothers, seven Shaker Sisters, and two young girls standing or seated on the steps. The photograph was owned by Henry Terry Clough and is marked on the back with his name applied with a rubber stamp in blue ink. The card is also labeled "No. 22" in what is assumed to be Henry Clough's handwriting. The date, 1888, is also written on the back of the card in the same hand.
Provenance The photograph was presented to the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon by Mrs. Julia Clough in August, 1950. Julia Clough was the former Julia Matilda (Mintie) Dalton, who joined the Church Family at Mount Lebanon on July 11, 1876. She married Henry Terry Clough, also a Shaker.
The photograph once belonged to Henry Clough, an amateur photographer himself, and bears his hand-written monogram on the back of the card.
Collection Photography, Primary
Number of images 2