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Photograph album 73

Description

Cabinet photographs of Shakers, given by a member of the Sabbath Day Lake Shaker Family in Maine. Taken in the 1880s, the photos are mostly of elders and eldresses from Sabbath Day Lake, along with a few from the Alfred, Maine ministry. They are identified by name beneath each photo. Although the majority of these are posed studio portraits, a few are more informal. They include a tintype of a man holding a team of horses and an elderly woman knitting, probably in a bedroom. Many photographers from Portland and Lewiston, Maine are represented here, as well as Elmer Chickering and J.W. Black from Boston.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1880s
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Eldress Prudence Stickney
GUSN
268440
Reference Code
PC009.073

Record details

Originator
Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (Photographer)
Chickering, Elmer (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Shakers
Descriptive Terms
Shaker (Christian sect)
elders
men (male humans)
portraits
women (female humans)
Material Type
cabinet photographs
photograph albums
studio portraits
Places
New Gloucester (Cumberland county, Maine)
Portland (Cumberland county, Maine)
Lewiston (Androscoggin county, Maine)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Alfred (York county, Maine)

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