Photograph album 73

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880s

GUSN

GUSN-268440

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Shaker (Christian sect)
portraits
men (male humans)
women (female humans)
elders
photograph albums
cabinet photographs
studio portraits

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.073

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Eldress Prudence Stickney

Places

New Gloucester (Cumberland county, Maine)
Portland (Cumberland county, Maine)
Lewiston (Androscoggin county, Maine)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Alfred (York county, Maine)

Record Details

Originator

Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896 (Photographer)
Chickering, Elmer (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums
cabinet photographs
studio portraits

Other Organizations

Shakers

Description Level

Item