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Title "Sisters Catherine [Allen] and Martha [Burger], Shakers, Mount Lebanon, N. Y."
Place Mount Lebanon, NY
Catalog Number noc3543.6
Accession number 1950.3543.6
Object Name Postcard, Picture
Description This image was originally produced by photographer James E. West for his series "Views of the North Family Shakers at Mt. Lebanon, New York. These images, in the format of cabinet cards, were originally produced in cooperation with the North Family and were available to purchase in the family's store. Later, when the postal card craze began at he turn of the c20th, either West or other photographers used the cabinet card images on postcards, usually without a photographer attribution.
People Allen, Minnie Catherine (1852-1922)
Burger, Martha (1853-1926)
Photographer James E. West
Provenance Purchased by John S. Williams, Sr. prior to 1950 as part of a postcard album assembled by an unknown person in the first decades of the 20th century.
Collection Photography, Primary
Number of images 2
Year Range from 1893
Year Range to 1907