"Bedsteads Should be Painted Green" : Shaker Paints and Varnishes

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1995

GUSN

GUSN-169693

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Description

While the common belief is that Shakers used buttermilk, blueberries and other natural materials to create their paints, research shows that the Shakers made their paints using proven recipes from outside their world and raw materials from New York and New England.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 65

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1995.073.260.002

Abstract

While the common belief is that Shakers used buttermilk, blueberries and other natural materials to create their paints, research shows that the Shakers made their paints using proven recipes from outside their world and raw materials from New York and New England.

Date Notes

Volume 73, Number 260 (Fall 1995)

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Record Details

Originator

Buck, Susan L. (Susan Louise), 1954- (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1995). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England